The official adoption of the plan is an important step. In advance, accompanying and as follow-up to this step it is necessary to inform and involve stakeholders and citizens to ensure broad ownership of the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan. They should have the feeling it is “their” plan, which aims at improving mobility and quality of life for everyone rather than just another document adopted at the political level.
- Ensure high acceptance and a feeling of ownership among stakeholders and citizens.
- Communicate in a transparent and professional way about the results of the planning process.
- Explain what a local authority can realistically do and what not (expectation management).
- Make the adoption of the plan a topic in local media and celebrate this milestone with the citizens.
Timing and coordination
- In advance, in parallel and after formal adoption of plan.
|Public relations and involvements activities planned and carried out.|
|Adoption of sustainable Urban Mobility Plan celebrated with citizens and stakeholders.|
West of England: 6th Joint Transport Forum, Joint Local Transport Plan 3
The 6th Annual Joint Transport Forum was designed as the launch of, and introduction to, the draft Joint Local Transport Plan and the launch of the wider engagement. Over 100 representatives from the subregion attended including local businesses, health representatives, campaign groups and residents, all wishing to find out more about what the West of England partnership does, and how they could help influence the next Joint Local Transport Plan.
On arrival, all attendees were given a copy of the draft Executive Summary of the JLTP3 and a copy of the questionnaire in order to encourage feedback after the forum. Larger quantities of questionnaires were also available for people to take away and distribute amongst their groups. The event included workshops on carbon reduction, active travel and sustainable economic prosperity.
For details, see: www.travelplus.org.uk/our-vision/joint-local-transport-plan-3/6th-joint-....