RESCUE’s ambition is to provide support in the COVID-19 pandemic circumstances and identify the optimal mobility strategies for dealing with epidemics, enabling authorities to develop best practice for the next time the world is facing an epidemic. The Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) tool would be formulated according to the needs/restrictions placed by social distancing measures.  This new approach would also give more emphasis on vulnerable user groups, such as the elderly, women, homeless and mobility impaired citizens, whose needs may be increased under such exceptional circumstances.

The main objective of the project is the revision of SUMPs’ cycle so as to be adapted to the challenges that arise during a pandemic. The project aspires to deliver to policy makers and mobility providers a useful decision toolkit for mobility measures and interventions, by embedding principles of social and economic sustainability.

RESCUE project aims to support local authorities and communities into the designing of a fine-tuned transport system which will enable:

  1. the proper implementation of social distancing measures, 
  2. the provision of safe, convenient and highly accessible routes to core destinations and public service goods 
  3. the mitigation of isolation and self-containment negative effects by increasing physical activity opportunities and
  4. the effective adaptation of economic activities.