Definition – Any obstacle which delays or prevents a project or activity from being implemented, or limits the ways it can be implemented.
Relevance to SUMP – Practitioners seek to identify potential barriers throughout SUMP preparation and implementation. Types of barriers include:
- Institutional and process barriers
- Legal barriers
- Financial barriers
- Political or cultural barriers
- Practical and technological barriers
Source: GUIDEMAPS, 2004; ITS Leeds KonSULT, Oxford Dictionaries (online)