Discover the freshly launched MAMBA publications!
For the past three years, MAMBA project has worked to counteract the painful issue of accessibility and mobility in rural areas across the Baltic Sea Region. Among its results are successful initiatives that have managed to improve the quality of life of people living in sparsely populated areas, in countries such as Latvia, Poland, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Germany. Therefore, the MAMBA consortium has gathered all the knowledge and experience gained during these last years while working on rural mobility solutions and has launched three publications that will be of help to those who work with these issues.
A Guide to Collaborative Mobility Solutions in Rural Areas
Are you living in a rural area? Do you experience unfavourable mobility and accessibility conditions? Do you want to do something about the situation? If the answer is ‘yes’, then this manual is for you. It provides guidance on how grassroots actors and the public sector can work together to tackle mobility challenges in their own rural areas. Working together in this way allows you to: l gain a deeper understanding of residents’ needs, l maximise and leverage the resources available to grassroots and public sector actors l develop more creative, efficient and cost-effective mobility solutions that are well-used and sustainable in the long-term. Whether you are trying to initiate, coordinate or implement a collaborative mobility solution, this Guide will help show you ways to do it.
Mobility for All in Rural Areas: Inspiring solutions from MAMBA
This publication presents the innovative mobility solutions developed and implemented within the MAMBA project. Each of them is different because they all take advantage of the opportunities and possibilities of the unique local context in the region. As a result, each individual measure has its own story. These experiences are presented in different styles, mirroring the different people who actually worked on the ground to promote better rural mobility and accessibility. This publication will take you on a journey to visit the various MAMBA solutions, where local guides share their experience, talk about the variety of challenges faced, introduce other members of their alliance and present the solutions they discovered.
Maximising Mobility and Access to Services – A Policy Guideline
The guidelines presented in this publication seek to provide feasible policy recommendations for national, regional and local government bodies, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and transport service providers. They offer insights into overcoming legal, financial and governance obstacles to rural transport solutions, and aim to improve and maximise both mobility and access to services in rural regions. They are based on what has been learned during the three-year MAMBA project in the nine regions involved, who have tested pilot schemes and established mobility centres.