Scheme appraisal

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Appraisals of urban mobility schemes are crucial to assess the expected benefits of particular schemes, determine their suitability to meet policy objectives and to prioritise them.

By Vita Kontic / Updated: 16 Jan 2015
By Colin Black / Updated: 31 Mar 2015
By Admin Eltis / Updated: 31 Jul 2015

HEAT - assessing health benefits of walking and cycling

The Health Economic Assessment Tool, or HEAT, can be used when planning new infrastructure for cyclists or pedestrians, and provides valuable information for related economic and health impact assessments.

The tool can also help make the case for more investment in cycling and walking facilities by estimating the benefits of achieving national targets or illustrating potential consequences of declines in current levels of cycling or walking. HEAT can also assess a city’s current situation or past investment related to cycling and walking.

By News Editor / Updated: 31 Jul 2015

Modelling public transport prices and costs

Understanding the impact of the price of transportation, whether on a single mode or multiple modes of transportation, is a crucial part of transport planning.

The ICMA Amobilife Price and Cost Modelling Tool enables transport providers to model and evaluate different pricing options for new multi-modal connections. The tool enables evaluation of the feasibility of improving and extending mobility solutions. It supports providers in optimising connections in terms of their layout, schedule, cost efficiency and fare revenues.

By News Editor / Updated: 27 Aug 2015

Guidance on transport assessment

The UK Department for Transport produced guidance for local authorities and developers on making transport assessments. A transport assessment is a comprehensive and systematic process that sets out transport issues relating to a proposed development. It identifies what measures will be taken to deal with the anticipated transport impacts of the scheme and to improve accessibility and safety to all modes of travel, particularly for alternatives to the car such as walking, cycling and public transport.

By News Editor / Updated: 30 Mar 2015