Improving soft mobility at the JRC Ispra site

Residence Maker, 2nd edition 



The use of soft mobility, such as walking or cycling, can promote the sustainability of cities, improve carbon efficiency, social inclusion, and human well-being. In line with this conviction and the EU Mission “Climate Neutral and Smart Cities”, the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission wants to transform its own premises where more than 42000 employees could use soft mobility in a daily basis. A workshop rooted in the methodologies of World Cafe and Design Thinking highly efficient tools for a humancentred approach, prioritising collaborative work in multidisciplinary teams was organised to reflect on the importance of walking and other soft mobilities in the JRC site, in Ispra. Participants stressed the need to build bike lanes, increase the areas of bike sharing and have ready-to-use electric cars on the site. Furthermore, participants advocated for more zebra crossings and walking trails as well as improving access to the buildings.

Silvestre, S., JRC Makers-in-Residence Programme: Improving soft mobility at the JRC Ispra site, European Commission, Ispra, 2023, JRC134342

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