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Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans

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									“European Local Transport Information System”


                        &
                   SUMP
      “Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans”


                   Karl Reiter,
       Austrian Mobility Research, FGM-AMOR

  SOFT MOBILITY IN EUROPE, Graz, 9 February 2011
     Do we need urban (mobility) planning ?
 There are some advantages
  to work without overall planning

 It is fast
 Investors like it
 Decision makers get the image of “enablers”



SOFT MOBILITY IN EUROPE, Graz, 9 February 2011
     But without planning ?
 Powerful lobbies will have more influence on
  decisions
 Alternative solutions to a problem are not
  transparent
 Some groups of the citizens are not asked
 Built elements do not fit together
 Politicians try just to attract investors


SOFT MOBILITY IN EUROPE, Graz, 9 February 2011
     What is a SUMP ?
 Lets start with the S
 SUSTAINABLE
 To plan a city
  our children
  and their children
  want to live in




SOFT MOBILITY IN EUROPE, Graz, 9 February 2011
SOFT MOBILITY IN EUROPE, Graz, 9 February 2011
                                    Desire and Reality
             Mobility behaviour of Austrian children 10-14 on the way to school




      Modal share
      cycling traffic




SOFT MOBILITY IN EUROPE, Graz, 9 February 2011
                                    Desire and Reality
             Mobility behaviour of Austrian children 10-14 on the way to school




      Modal share
      cycling traffic



     Desired modal
      share cycling



SOFT MOBILITY IN EUROPE, Graz, 9 February 2011
         Do we plan for our children ?
      Children want to cycle and don’t want to sit on
       the back seat of mama’s or papa’s car-taxi
      But parents are afraid
      What are they afraid of?
      Too many cars and too fast cars
      So we cannot fullfil our children needs
      We cannot give them the chance to develop in a
       healthy way
      A sad example of UNSUSTAINABLE urban
       planning

SOFT MOBILITY IN EUROPE, Graz, 9 February 2011
  Is the increase of car traffic a natural law ?

 Like a sunrise or a sunset
 Or like an earthquake
 No it isn’t
 But we have to reconsider if it is ”normal” to
  plan for machines instead of children
 It happens so often that the citizens in many
  European cities have accepted it as “normal”


SOFT MOBILITY IN EUROPE, Graz, 9 February 2011
   Wim , Groningen                 Lukas, Zürch           Barbara, Bochum              Petros, Nicosia


    3 - 4 trips                  3 - 4 trips              3 - 4 trips                  3 - 4 trips
    1 - 2 activities             1 - 2 activities         1 - 2 activities             1 - 2 activities
    1h travel time               1h travel time           1h travel time               1h travel time
                                                                             1010                         1480
                       340                          440




                                                           Fuel consumption per capita and year

SOFT MOBILITY IN EUROPE, Graz, 9 February 2011
             Mobility behaviour is a result of planning




                                                 Nicosia

SOFT MOBILITY IN EUROPE, Graz, 9 February 2011
            CHANGE IS POSSIBLE – YES YOU CAN




SOFT MOBILITY IN EUROPE, Graz, 9 February 2011
                            Characteristics of a SUMP
 Involvement of all stakeholders and engagement of citizens
 Commitment to sustainability, i.e. balancing social equity,
  environmental quality and economic development
 Looking "beyond the borders"
      an integrated approach between policy sectors (Environment, Health)
      cooperation between authority levels & with neighbouring authorities
 Focus on achieving ambitious, measurable targets
 Cost internalisation i.e. reviewing transport costs and benefits for
  society
 Including all steps of the life cycle of policy making and
  implementation


SOFT MOBILITY IN EUROPE, Graz, 9 February 2011
     Traffic-caused deaths
     in Austria, Switzerland and France (2003, Source WHO, UNESCO)


      death through
                                                    7.217
      road accidents
     death through traffic-caused
     emissions                                     28.000

    death through
                                                     42.000
    lack of physical activity




SOFT MOBILITY IN EUROPE, Graz, 9 February 2011
                               … what you will get
 State-of-the-art report on sustainable urban mobility planning in Europe (03/2011)
      Elements and requirements of sustainable urban mobility planning
      Status of SUMP in the respective 31 countries and Training needs by country
      Awareness raising and training concept
 Case studies on sustainable urban mobility planning (starting in Summer 2011)
 Recommendation document as an end-of project report (May 2013)
 ELTISplus offering three kinds of training concepts
      Awareness raising workshops (preceeding technical trainings)
       with a focus on the New Member States
      Technical training workshops
      Exchange events for “advanced cities” from different countries
 Training material in English and local languages available on SUMP website
   (Spring 2011)
 Promotional material, Brochure, Flyer (Spring 2011)
 SUMP video (June 2011)

 Website and Helpdesk mobilityplans.eu and eltis.org (launch in March 2011)

SOFT MOBILITY IN EUROPE, Graz, 9 February 2011
                                                              eltis.org
                                                         the number one web portal
                                                         for Urban Transport

                                                         • Every day news about
                                                           innovations

                                                 • 1700 inspiring case studies
                                                   direct access to the implementers

                                                 • Tools (checklists, handbooks)
                                                   for practitioners
                                                  Events, Videos, Photos
SOFT MOBILITY IN EUROPE, Graz, 9 February 2011
                              Or start travelling…..

      To Groningen (NL)
      To Odense (DK)
      To Freiburg (DE)
      Or for smaller towns/cities to

      Delft or Houten (NL)
      Bozen (IT)
                                        But be cautious….
                  This can change your way of thinking

SOFT MOBILITY IN EUROPE, Graz, 9 February 2011
    Thank you

    Karl Reiter
    FGM-AMOR , Austrian Mobility Research
    reiter@fgm.at
    tel 0043 316 810 451 23
    mobile: 0043 699 181 045 23
    www.fgm.at




SOFT MOBILITY IN EUROPE, Graz, 9 February 2011
 PS: What are European institutions thinking
     about the need for “better planning”?

 The European Council of Ministers "supports the development
  of sustainable urban mobility plans for cities and metropolitan
  areas" (Luxembourg, 24 June 2010), it:
     "supports the initiatives … to adopt an integrated policy approach"
     "recognises that policies … can be conducted most efficiently through a
      cooperation between competent public bodies"
     "considers that public participation processes favour the inclusion of
      stakeholders including all social groups"
     "encourages the coordination of transport infrastructure and service
      planning with town and country planning, including land use planning"

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