Mobility is growing in Europe. The ferry connection between Helsinki West Harbour and Tallinn Old City Harbour is one of the busiest in the world with over 8 million annual passangers. The North Sea - Baltic TEN T Core corridor meets Scandinavian-Mediterranean TEN T core corridor at Helsinki, thus being a key node in the transport networks of northern Europe. Yet, already the current traffic creates substantial congestion, noise and other negative externalities at both ports and at both cities. There has not been common mobility planning and there are no cross-border ITS solutions.
The project provides more fluent integration of different transport modes of this inter-city and cross-border traffic with planning and piloting of ICT-driven solutions, in order to reduce time in transportation for both passengers and cargo. The better flow reduces both time vehicles spend in port areas as well as the fluency of the traffic flow. This will also reduce CO2 emissions and noise. Also, lack of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) has been described as one of main missing links for the North Sea Baltic corridor. Cross-border approach is needed in order ensure end-to-end user-centric experience of the mobility as well as better planning: same or similar tools for the mobility users on both ports, tools for the ferry operators, urban planners, and data.
Project contributes directly to the Central Baltic programme indicators R3.3 and R3.1 by piloting smart solutions that will reduce the travel time. The project contributes to these targets also indirectly: by contributing to open data and open source enablers for further innovations, and by mobility planning (SUMP) that further enable and drive towards travel time reduction in the mobility.
Project creates also market references for smart port solution provider companies.
Expected Results (EN):
R3.3. Transport flows of goods
Expected Outputs (EN):
The main outcome is better management of the mobility flows of goods and people. The pilots directly impact R3.3 and R3.1. Currently peak times measure 30-50 minutes drive time for the first kilometer in out-bound harbour traffic. Pilots reduce the congestion and speed up out-bound traffic by average of 20 minutes per trip.
PILOT A: Just-in-time logistics for Heavy Good Vehicles, based on truck parking at the ring-roads and mobile application that directs them to boarding. This reduces the time-in-city with estimate of 5-10 % per truck. This is also a key tool to manage the closure of the truck parking at ports.
PILOT B: Smart management out-bound traffic, with dynamic mobility management with signage and integration to navigators and possibly to smart traffic lights. This integrates the unloading traffic to city traffic better, improving also other traffic.
PILOT C: Smart Park&Ride for ferry passengers with private cars to increase the use of public transport for the port entry/exit. This includes easy real-time information and ordering of the park&ride and public transport options. This reduces the amount of private cars to the ports by 5%.
PILOT D: Smart traffic solution pilot in order to increase modal split of public transport for travelers from Estonia to Helsinki Airport with ferry connection.
PILOT E: Feasibility study with a pilot on Tallinn ringroad to improve the management of both commuting and international transit traffic flows with ITS solutions.
IN ADDITION TO PILOTS: Integration of cross-border public transport and ferry options into the open source mobility navigator will lead to increased and easier use of public transport for various passenger groups.
Tallinn Region Mobility plan indirectly impacts R3.3 and R3.1. It contributes to better management of mobility, and is harmonized with Helsinki Region plan to create cross-border approach needed to ensure the optimization in macro-region level.