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Quantifying the Effects of Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans

  • Authors: Hector G. Lopez-Ruiz, Panayotis Christidis, Hande Demirel & Mert Kompil
  • EUR Number: 26123 EN
  • Publication date: 10/2013

Abstract

The European Commission is considering a European support framework for the implementation of Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans in EU Member States. This consideration is consistent with the 2011 White Paper proposal to increase coordination between transport authorities and transport policy deciders. Consequently, an interest on how different urban measures can be used in order to render transport activities more sustainable has given way to research concerning the impacts and effects that policy measures might have on socio-ecological systems. These studies rely, mainly, on experts' opinions and past experiences in order to develop a common scorecard on how a transport system might react to different measures. This technical note uses the expert scoring information available in current scientific literature in order to explore the impacts and effects that different urban measures may have in planning for sustainability on a European wide level.

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