Airports are assets and transnational transport gateways for citizens. The magnitude and growing trend of air traffic (10 percent per year in the EU) requires actions for the landside accessibility of functional urban areas (FUAs) to airports.  LAirA (Landside Airport Accessibility) addresses the multimodal, smart and low carbon mobility integration of airports in the mobility systems of functional urban areas. The project aimed to reduce energy use and environmental impacts of transport activities by changing mobility behaviours of airport passengers and employees and by creating novel strategies in low carbon mobility planning for local authorities.

It targeted the 56 million passengers and 39 000 employees of the airport systems in Vienna, Budapest, Warsaw, Milano, Stuttgart, Dubrovnik and Poznan. LAirA focused in particular on building capacities of local and regional authorities and airports, to jointly plan and implement low carbon mobility solutions in a transnational and comprehensive approach which integrates seven key thematic areas: electric mobility, air-rail links, walking and cycling, shared mobility, information technology systems, wayfinding and road public transport. LAirA run for 30-months from May 2017 to October 2019.

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