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Transferability (methodology)


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The aim of the SUMP Glossary is to provide a brief explanation of specialist words, terms and abbreviations relating to the subject of sustainable urban mobility planning. The Glossary has been prepared by the CH4LLENGE project and as a result, there is a particular focus on defining terms relating to the four key challenges of plan development studied by the project, namely: participation, cooperation, measure selection and monitoring & evaluation. It is envisaged that, over time, the international community of mobility practitioners will add to the content of the online Glossary and produce versions in different languages.
A simple structure has been followed so that users can search for words, terms and abbreviations in a standard alphabetic format. For each Glossary term, the following information is provided:
• a general definition and, where available, a specific definition relating to transport and mobility planning;
• an explanation of why the term is relevant to sustainable urban mobility planning; and
• references to sources.
The preparation of the Glossary, including the selection of terms and drafting of definitions, has been informed by a review of relevant reports, guidance documents and existing glossaries. The key reference is the European Union “Guidelines - Developing and implementing a Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan” prepared for the EC’s Intelligent Energy Europe (IEE) programme by Rupprecht Consult (January 2014) and therefore this has not been identified as a source throughout the document. The outputs of the CH4LLENGE project have also provided a principal source of information and the official documents can be found at www.sump-challenges.eu.

Please note that not all the explanatory text is taken directly from the listed sources. The authors have sought to take established definitions and information as the basis and explain these in simple terms and relate them to the context of sustainable urban mobility planning where this was not previously the case.

By Admin Eltis / Posodobljeno: 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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