23.05.2023 | Mobility | Reading-time: 2 min

Albert Koechlin Foundation supporting three mobility projects in Central Switzerland

Lucerne - The Albert Koechlin Foundation has launched a new round of its Reallabor Mobility program. Three mobility projects in Central Switzerland are being funded with a total of 110,000 Swiss francs. The next round is set to close at the end of October.

Three mobility projects based in Central Switzerland are being funded as part of the third call for tenders as part of the clever unterwegs im Reallabor program, further details of which can be found in a press release issued by the Albert Koechlin Foundation. In specific terms, Mitfahrbänkli Zentralschweiz from the Umsicht agency, the cycling course for migrants from Pro Velo Luzern and the competition for sustainable mobility from the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts (HSLU) stand to benefit from grants totalling 110,000 Swiss francs overall.

The largest project grant of 65,000 Swiss francs has been awarded to Mitfahrbänkli Zentralschweiz. With this project, which is a replication of an approach that has already been tried out elsewhere, locally made wooden benches are installed on streets that could potentially be used as the starting point for day trips, but which are not connected to the public transport network. Those interested can simply wait at the benches until their lift arrives.

The cycling courses for migrants offered in Lucerne since 2017 will receive support to the tune of 10,000 Swiss francs. Pro Velo Luzern intends to use this funding to supplement the popular courses with extra offerings. The Institute for Tourism and Mobility at HSLU encourages students and employees to record and reflect on their own leisure mobility. Incentives are also offered that seek to make mobility more sustainable. This project is being supported by the Albert Koechlin Foundation with a grant of 35,000 Swiss francs.

The Albert Koechlin Foundation will accept submissions for projects until the end of October as part of the fourth program round, which has already been launched. Natural or legal persons based in the cantons of Lucerne, Nidwalden, Obwalden, Schwyz and Uri are eligible to apply.

Albert Koechlin Stiftung