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The process of developing policy generally involves research, analysis, consultation and synthesis of information to produce recommendations. Guidelines can help cities develop and assess their transport policies to address existing and new policy objectives. Research organisations and institutions provide valuable data and analysis to underpin policy recommendations and decisions.


By Kyrillos Spyrid... / Updated: 30 Nov 2020

SMARTA Final Conference

The SMARTA Project is hosting its final conference as a digital event on 10 and 11 December 2020. The conference will feature four sessions spread over two days and will be the perfect occasion for mobility practitioners to discuss and learn what works in rural mobility.
By Conall Martin / Updated: 02 Dec 2020
By s.govender@rupp... / Updated: 26 Nov 2020
By Hannah Figg / Updated: 16 Nov 2020

Policy Brief: Towards a Common European Framework for Sustainable Urban Mobility Indicators

As a cornerstone of its urban mobility policy, the European Commission has strongly encouraged European towns and cities of all sizes to embrace the concept of Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs). By improving accessibility to, through, and within urban areas and promoting the shift towards more sustainable modes of transport, SUMPs hold the potential to improve the overall quality of life for residents by addressing issues of congestion, air- and noise pollution, climate change, road accidents, unsightly on-street parking and the integration of new mobility services.

By Benjamin Baxter / Updated: 13 Nov 2020
By Claus Köllinger / Updated: 09 Nov 2020

Consumer priorities in relation to urban mobility identified

A recently published report “Solving the Mobility Challenge in Megacities” investigated the mobility priorities of 2,000 people in cities around the world in order to learn what transport users want and need. The research was undertaken in 2019, well before the COVID19 crisis.

The report identified three main priorities for users:

By Patrick Troy / Updated: 02 Nov 2020
By Benjamin Baxter / Updated: 26 Oct 2020
By Benjamin Baxter / Updated: 26 Oct 2020
By Benjamin Baxter / Updated: 23 Oct 2020