MORE - Multi-modal Optimisation for Road-space in Europe

Most trips on the European road transport network begin or end in urban areas, with the majority of the problems occurring in larger urban areas. Here the delays and variability in travel times can undermine the efficiency of road transport across Europe. At the same time, these major corridor feeder roads are often called upon to meet a variety of urban economic and social needs. To improve this situation, MORE will focus its attention on these Urban Nodes and on the main roads that feed traffic to/from the interurban road links of the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T).

MORE will develop and implement procedures for the comprehensive co-design of urban main road corridor infrastructure feeding the European TEN-T network, to accommodate their current and future multi-modal and multifunctional requirements; and to address severe problems of congestion, sustainability, noise, air pollution, safety, security, etc. in situations where building new roads is not an option.

MORE will enable city authorities to make the best use of available road-space, by optimally allocating the available capacity dynamically, in space and time; taking advantage of advances in big data and digital eco-systems, and in new vehicle technologies and operating systems, in materials and construction technologies, and in dynamic traffic signing and lane marking capabilities. The project will test these technologies and procedures in 5 partner cities on different TEN-T networks: Budapest, Lisbon, London, Malmo and Constanta. Different on- and off-road trials will be carried out to test some of the components. Based on these various outputs, MORE will develop new guidelines for optimal urban road-space allocation and disseminate and exploit them and the design tools, widely throughout Europe.

To ensure the final implementation and correct exploitation of these results, UITP will lead the final analysis activities including the development of guidelines for optimal road-space allocation on major urban corridors, describing processes and introducing the Application Tools, to guarantee a multiplier deployment in European cities and beyond and an effective legacy planning. In addition, UITP contributes to other activities such as the dissemination of the project.


  • Duration: September 2018 - September 2021
  • Budget: €5.54m (€ 5.54m EU-funded)
  • Coordinator: University College London (UCL)
  • Partners: Technische Universität Dresden (TUD), Fondation Nationale des Science Politiques, PTV Group, Dynniq, VECTOS (SOUTH) LIMITED, Buchanan Computing, European Integrated Projects, Polis, Union Internationale des Transports Publics (UITP), IRU Projects asbl, International Federation of Pedestrians (IFP), European Cyclists' Federation (ECF), Center for Budapest Transport -City of Budapest-, Câmara Municipal de Lisboa -City of Lisbon-, Transport for London (TfL), Traffic Transportation Division -City of Malmo-, Municipiu Resedinta de Judet Constanta -Constanta municipality-.

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Twitter: @MORE_H2020

Contact: Yannick Bousse




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