Successful sustainable mobility measures can only come about through reaching the people for whom they are designed. Communicating directly and indirectly with users also helps to demonstrate transparency and a willingness to engage and involve citizens and stakeholders in a dialogue about services which are important to them.
The CIVITAS Initiative has produced a toolkit designed to help local, regional and national authorities with this very issue. It contains materials for the development of a strategic communications plan, the organisation of events, and the development and dissemination of printed and online media materials. It also provides advice on reaching consumers through branding and promotional products.
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Participatory approach: this toolkit supports communication and outreach to relevant stakeholders. This is of particular relevance of setting up and implementing a participatory approach.
“Participatory approach” is described as (EC, COM (2013) 913 final) follows. “ A Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan follows a transparent and participatory approach. The Local Planning Authority should involve the relevant actors - citizens, as well as representatives of civil society and economic actors – in developing and implementing the plan from the outset and throughout the process to ensure a high level of acceptance and support.”
See below to download the toolkit.
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