Transferability of Sustainable Urban Mobility Measures

This paper describes the approach to the transferability and packaging of measures for Sustainable Urban Transport, adopted in CIVITAS, capturing the most relevant information about this EU initiative, integrated with a proposed Transferability Algorithm in 10 steps. This new structured understanding of the ability for replication of measures is expected to drive support decision making on selecting and evaluating best-fit of measures of similar nature throughout different city contexts, grounding the future development of a formal IT simulation model. Indeed, the results reported by the CIVITAS I cities at the end of 2005 have provided a wealth of information from the practical experience acquired during the application of more than 200 measures in 19 European cities. A considerable part of these measures are relatively innovative, little previous experience on its implementation and application being reported before. The challenge regarding the issue of “transferability” and “packaging” was to associate such outcome with an innovative Transferability Framework, switching from traditional top-down approaches using city clustering to infer about the transferability of measures, towards refined bottom-up approach, based on the concept of “measure enabling context”. Systems’ thinking diagramming was used to depict relationships between measures, drivers and barriers, portraying the feedbacks at work and the cause-and-effect relationships. By doing so it has been possible to convey otherwise complex messages, capturing hypotheses on the preconditions for transferability, concluding for the crucial need to obtain a comprehensive knowledge about the enabling contexts and crossed implications of sustainable mobility measures, before adopting them elsewhere.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: CD-ROM
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 32p
  • Monograph Title: TRB 86th Annual Meeting Compendium of Papers CD-ROM

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01046196
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 07-2749
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Feb 8 2007 7:27PM