The CONNECTING project assesses the environmental consequences of policies aiming at decreasing the use of conventional vehicles by cross-border commuters in favour of more diversified mobility: electric vehicles, multi-modal mobility, public transport and soft mobility. It takes a broad life cycle perspective and accounts for a whole range of environmental effects, beyond GHG emissions.
Specifically CONNECTING will:
- choose a ten year time frame starting 2015 and consistent with horizon of many different policy plans (carE, MODU, SMOT, etc.)
- focus on the specific mobility challenges of French cross-border commuters working in Luxembourg city
- select and define pertinent mobility policy measures and through stakeholders’ involvement aim at defining and evaluating novel policies which have not been proposed so far
- develop a combined agent-based modelling (ABM) consequential life cycle assessment (C-LCA) approach unique in the LCA research community