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  1. Glossary
    17 November 2015

    Vulnerable Road Users

    Definition- Vulnerable Road Users (VRU) are defined in the European Union Intelligent Transport Systems Directive as "non-motorised road users, such as pedestrians and cyclists as well as motor...

  2. Glossary
    13 November 2015


    Definition – Collaboration refers to the process of two or more organisations or people working together towards a common aim. The term collaborative planning is about why urban regions are important to...

  3. Glossary
    13 November 2015

    Agglomeration (urban)

    Definition – Urban agglomeration refers to the extended/contiguous built-up area of a city or town. This usually comprises a central city (municipality) and nearby towns and villages that have become linked...

  4. Glossary
    12 November 2015

    Multi-criteria appraisal

    See appraisal. Go to the SUMP- Glossary 10077 reads ...

  5. Glossary
    12 November 2015


    Definition – Multimodality (not to be confused with intermodality) refers to the selection of alternative transport modes for different trips over a certain period of time (e.g. a day or week). For instance...

  6. Glossary
    12 November 2015

    Modelling (transport)

    Definition – Transport modelling is a mathematical representation of transport demand and resulting trips, based upon economic, municipal, household and transport data and projections, and using formalised...

  7. Glossary
    12 November 2015


    Definition – Monitoring is the systematic collection of data on specified indicators to provide authorities and stakeholders with an indication of the extent of the progress and the achievement of...

  8. Glossary
    12 November 2015

    Modal share

    Definition – Modal share can be defined as the share of people using a particular mode of transport (including cycling and walking) within the overall transport usage of an urban area. Modal share can be...

  9. Glossary
    12 November 2015

    Mobility management

    Definition – Mobility management is a means to promote sustainable transport and manage the demand for car use by changing travellers’ attitudes and behaviour. At the core of mobility management are "...

  10. Glossary
    12 November 2015

    Neighbouring authority

    Definition – In the context of SUMP development and implementation, a neighbouring authority refers to another borough, city, district or county authority located within the functioning area of the central...