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The SWIFTLY Green Toolbox for greening of transport

16 December 2014
Photo: Bremen
In November the final structure for the Swiftly Green Toolbox was decided. The project is now in the second developing phase of the toolbox and the main focus is on adding content and to securing the output given by the use of the toolbox.

The Swiftly Green Toolbox is made with a clear focus -  to meet the objective of increasing the greening effects in primarily the nine TEN-T Transport Corridors. However, in the longer perspective the greening effects should also provide added value to the entire Core and Comprehensive transport network in Europe.

The agreed structure was decided with an aim to provide the most benefit for the future end-users of the toolbox. The primary end-users of the Toolbox that the project can foresee are the nine Core Network Corridor coordinators.

"But the toolbox will also provide measures and guidelines applicable to all private-business and authorities throughout Europe, from large organisations to SME’s to support in meeting their environmental targets", says Kristoffer Persson, consultant for developing the toolbox at Lindholmen Science Park. 

How does the toolbox work?

The measures presented in the Swiftly Green Toolbox will not be listed randomly. They will be sorted based on the user’s profile and the topic valid, based on their role in the transport network. A module within the Toolbox provides the user with the option to validate a range of measures based on quantifiable parameters. There are also, within the Swiftly Green Toolbox a module that assist shippers and transport operators to assess green transport options by using an integrated route planner.

The next step – testing and visual design of the toolbox

The Swiftly Green Toolbox is now in a second phase of development and the main focus is to add content and to secure the output given by the use of the toolbox. The generated output includes a set of guidelines to give the user guidance on what impact and potentials one (or several) measures have. Furthermore, pilot testing of the toolbox will be made to secure that the added value for the user is consistent. This phase of the development also includes a system integration of different modules (tools) and the overall toolbox visual design and functionality.