Maastricht Bereikbaar (Maastricht Accessible) is responsible for the participatory dimension of the Maastricht Smart City project ‘Smart & Future-proof Station Square’ and as such an important partner for the Maastricht Living Lab experiment in WP4.
Maastricht Accessible was founded in 2010 as a dedicated public-private program organization specialized in projects aimed at better utilization of regional transport networks (car, public transport, freight management, bike, but also digital networks). With these projects, Maastricht Accessible contributes to (a) reduction of congestion on main roads in the City of Maastricht and in the region of South-Limburg in the Netherlands during rush hours and (b) carbon savings through less car kilometres.
In the programs of Maastricht Accessible public and private stakeholders collaborate to achieve common goals (accessibility and carbon reduction). Organizations that are committed formally to the program are governments (municipalities, Province of Limburg, Ministry of Infrastructure) and private stakeholders (public transportation providers, parking providers, large employees in the region, organizations that attract a lot of visitors and private providers of (innovative) mobility products and services). All stakeholders are part of Maastricht Accessible’s Joint Steering Committee.