The SWOT enables Bremen to carefully analyse the existing traffic infrastructure and mobility patterns. In Bremen, the SWOT analysis is based on a sound database and a wide public consultation via the internet.
The expected performance of measures were assessed through the scenario analysis. Five scenarios were selected, each of them illustrating an ‘extreme choice’ scenario (e.g. massively promoted car traffic or intensely promoted ecomobility). The modelling of the scenarios allowed the city to compare the potential outcomes and costs of the measures. It clearly showed that the promotion of active mobility is the most efficient scenario.
The city of Bremen conducted a cost-benefit assessment in collaboration with an external expert.
The first evaluation activities conducted by Bremen allowed the city to identify both challenges for the future and ‘success stories’. On the one hand, major challenges identified are related to the use of the private car and the use of conventional fuels. They are also related to the technologies and the unpredicted impact they may have on urban mobility.
On the other hand, Bremen considers that the strength of its SUMP process is the regular evaluation of the SUMP itself and of the different measures. A four-year evaluation cycle is considered most suitable by the municipality to collect relevant information before updating the measures.
With regards to transferability and knowledge-sharing, the city of Bremen is keen to share its experience and the lessons learnt with different stakeholders. The municipality is in regular contact with different local action groups and often takes part in workshops and gives presentations, both at the national and European levels.
- Bremen Bewegen (in German)