Multimodality is the key – Lower Austrian Mobility Management

Photocredits: Joseph Bollwein

“Securing, shaping and promoting mobility in all its diversity” – this means something different in conurbations than in rural areas. The Regional Mobility Management provided by NÖ.Regional.GmbH advises and supports municipalities and small regions in all mobility issues and builds networks with the responsible thematic departments in the province of Lower Austria, the transport association, the Austrian Railway Corporation and other partner organisations. These activities are cofinanced by ERDF within the framework of the European Programme Investments in Growth and Jobs.

The more awareness there is for public and environmentally friendly means of transport, the more likely it is that people will leave their own car and take advantage of an alternative offer. This is made up of different types of mobility, the so-called multi-modal mobility route chains. The interfaces between bus, train, e-mobility, cycle and footpath networks, as well as car, ship, ferry and air traffic are shown and improved or recombined in a region-specific manner.

Beneficiary:  NÖ.Regional.GmbH

Project video: https://youtu.be/MYKPDVXcN-Q

Field of action: Mobility

Geographical coverage: Lower Austria

Link to the website: https://www.noeregional.at/angebot/mobilitaet/

 

About Lower Austria

Lower Austria is located in the north-eastern part of Austria. It is the largest federal state of Austria by its surface and the second-largest by its population with 1.67 million inhabitants.

Lower Austria has an eventful history and an exceedingly rich cultural heritage. The palette ranged from small and old, like the Venus from Willendorf, to big and modern, like the Landhausviertel and the cultural district in St. Pölten, the newest capital city in Europe.

Challenges related to economic dynamism, infrastructure, a growing population and Vienna’s proximity are important, as are those from being neighbours to the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

Cohesion policy drives development in Lower Austria

Since Lower Austrias EU-accession in 1995 its economic growth has increased twice and over 11 billion Euro from different EU-Funds were invested in the country. In the past 25 years Lower Austria has changed from an agricultural country to a leading economic performer among the regions in Europe and was able to benefit more than average from EU regional funding.

Cohesion Funds allow Lower Austria to deal with many of challenges and implement numerous projects in spatial development, environmental protection and conservation, research, development and new technologies. The region’s economy also benefits from Cohesion Policy support for business modernisation and new business sites. The resulting economic development has improved employment in Lower Austria.

Regional investments in cross-border projects with Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary allow Lower Austria to convey the idea of a common Europe to citizens.

Find out more:  http://www.noe.gv.at/

NÖ Goverment Building – Photocredits: NLK

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