ORIGAMI project


ORIGAMI project is co-funded by the European Commission within the Seventh Framework Programme. The project started on 1st February 2011 and will run for 24 months. The project consortium comprises seven partners from six European countries.

ORIGAMI is concerned with improvements in long-distance door-to-door passenger transport chains through improved co-modality and intermodality. The project addresses the potential for greater efficiency and reduced environmental impact of passenger transport by judicious encouragement of integration, cooperation and, where appropriate, competition in the provision of these local connections. Thus the project encompasses physical characteristics of the network, characteristics of the modes, the coordination of operators as well as integration, and the cohesiveness of multi-modal networks.

ORIGAMI also focus on users of the transport system, their demand for travel, their expectations and their reaction to the transport supply that will be on offer. The profile of users varies across European countries and regions and so will their actual and future travel behaviour. A number of factors, such as demographics and social groups, will influence this behaviour and these factors need to be taken into account when trying to assess the potential effectiveness of any intervention.

The general focus of ORIGAMI is on all those long-distance journeys which might benefit from more effective cooperation and/or interconnection between different modes and services, and on those situations where this is currently hampered by institutional barriers, lack of investment, or failure to innovate and which could benefit from a more enlightened approach. One particular focus of the proposal is the technical solutions to improved co-modality and, in particular, intermodality, and the project will show how good solutions found in one mode can be transferred to other modes.




Project partners:

Transport Research Institute (TRI), Edinburgh Napier University
Project Coordinator
Merchiston Campus, Edinburgh EH10 5DT, U.K.

Mcrit S.L.
Salvador Espriu, 83 08005 Barcelona, Spain

MKmetric Gesellschaft für Systemplanung mbH
Rueppurrer Strasse 4, 76131 Karlsruhe, Germany

Istituto di Studi per l'Integrazione dei Sistemi (ISIS)
Via Flaminia 21, Rome 00198, Italy

Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds
University Road, Leeds, LS2 9JT, U.K

Technical University of Vienna (TU Wien)
Research Centre for Transport Planning and Traffic Engineering, Gusshausstrasse 30/02, Vienna 1040, Austria

Uniwersytet Gdanski
Chair of Comparative Research of Transport Systems, Armii Krajowej 119/121, Sopot 81824, Poland



To find out more about the project and the consortium behind it, please visit the ORIGAMI website at http://www.origami-project.eu/