1. 18/12/2015 – GreenYourMove, the multi-modal environmental friendliest transport planner starts from Greece
GreenYourMove (GYM) is a European Research Project co-funded by LIFE, the EU financial instrument for the environment – LIFE14 ENV/GR/000611. Six partners from Greece (University of Thessaly, AVMap GIS S.A., TRAINOSE S.A. and EMISIA S.A.), Czech Republic (CHAPS spol. s.r.o.) and the Netherlands (Stichting Plannerstack) collaborate under the coordination of the University of Thessaly for the project’s deliverables. The project just started in September 2015 and will last until August 2018.
GreenYourMove main objective is the development and promotion of a co-modal journey application that minimizes GHG emission in Europe (web application and smart phones application). GreenYourMove develops a multi-modal transport planner (both routing & ticketing system) considering all kinds of urban public transportation (urban and sub-urban buses, metro, tram, trolley, and trains), where the user gets alternative routes combining more than one transport modes if necessary. The routes are the environmentally friendliest ones, since emissions are calculated for different scenarios. This platform is of particular scientific interest, as it introduces standard route optimization methods. The mathematical algorithms that will be developed focus on the minimization of GHG emissions deriving from the use of public transport means. The platform gives the passengers the opportunity to combine different public means of transport and to always follow the shortest and environmentally friendliest route.
For the first time in Greece, GreenYourMove maps the entire public transport network (train, metro, tram, bus, trolley, suburban, KTEL) in the 16 biggest Greek cities (Athens, Thessaloniki, Alexandroupolis, Chalkida, Florina, Ioannina, Katerini, Komotini, Lamia, Larissa, Patras, Serres, Thiva, Trikala, Volos, Xanthi), its itineraries, stops and any other relevant information. GreenYourMove solves the problem regarding the lack of digital transport data in Greece. All geospatial datasets that will be developed for major Greek cities will cover the entire network of mass transportation means, will be open and will comply with the European INSPIRE Directive and the GTFS protocol.
The web-based GYM platform will be fully demonstrated in Greece in August 2017 while the mathematical algorithms and emission calculation models will be integrated in other Journey Planning systems that are already in operation in Czech Republic, the Netherlands and other European countries. Within the consortium’s long-term goals is the expansion of GYM platform in neighbouring to Greece countries and, further, the development of a pan-European co-modal Journey Planning platform that respects the environment.