Transferability (methodology)

By Admin Eltis / Updated: 28 May 2019

Definition: A process of verifying the chances of the successful implementation of a measureinfo-icon that has been successfully implemented in one city (the pioneer city) to an adopting city at an operational or implementation level.

Relevance to SUMP: At this time, the implementation of innovative urban transport and mobilityinfo-icon measures varies widely both within and across European Member States. Some cities are well advanced with leading infrastructure, technology and mobility management approaches, whilst others are less developed. The use of a transferability methodology provides an opportunity for cities to learn from the experience of a pioneer city to better exploit opportunities and avoid mistakes. Although the successful implementation of a measure by one city provides grounds for transferring the measure to other cities, the right conditions are needed to make sure the success can be repeated. The successful replication of measures in different urban contexts is challenging as cities differ in many aspects of transport and traffic conditions, geographical, environmental, demographic, socio–economic and cultural backgrounds as well as institutional and legal frameworks. The transferability methodology helps cities to identify those factors which are key to the successful implementation of a particular measure and which must be addressed in the new location. It also helps to identify factors that have created barriers so that they can either be overcome or the decision taken not to introduce the new measure.

Source: TIDE, not dated

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