The Project «Enhancing environmental safety of road Intertraffic in the border areas of Russia and Finland applying innovation solutions» (Green InterTraffic) was initiated by the Finnish-Russian consortium of partners: Finnish Meteorological Institute (Finland, Helsinki), Lappeenranta University of Technology (Finland, Kouvola), Saint-Petersburg Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Russia, St. Petersburg), Saint-Petersburg State University (Russia, St. Petersburg), Institute of Radar Meteorology, Transport Integration Ltd. (Russia, St. Petersburg).

The funding of the Project Green InterTraffic is provided from the South-East Finland-Russia CBC Programme 2014-2020. 

The Project implementation period: December 01, 2018- November 30, 2020.

The project Green InterTraffic specific objective is to elaborate effective measures for developing environmental and transport safety of the Intertraffic in the border areas of Russia and Finland applying innovative solutions and considering the changing climate factors. The project will give contribution and create sustainable basis for common actions in the Programme regions in line with the indicative actions of promoting environmental protection, climate change mitigation and adaptation.

The main project Green InterTraffic outputs to be produced include:

  • new innovative methods and common approaches researched and developed for supporting ecological and intelligent cross-boarder transport;
  • Roadmaps and new Eco-Safety GIS tool elaborated and piloted for improving ecological business of target groups including transport, maintenance and tourism sectors;
  • enhanced knowledge of decision makers, road users and local inhabitants increased on Eco-Safety Business aspects.

Target groups of the project in St.Petersburg, Helsinki, Leningrad region and South-East Finland regions include transport business and tourist operators, road maintenance and services, road management and decision-makers of the regional and national authorities for the relevant sectors. The final beneficiaries include track drivers, tourists and individual road users, and inhabitants in addition to target groups.