Welcome to the Sustainable Urban Transport Project (SUTP)
As part of the new SUTP webinar series, we cordially invite you to join our 3rd webinar on July, 29.
The webinar will deepen the understanding of urban development, of the consequences and implications for urban transport and on how to achieve integrated and more effective sustainable urban mobility planning in developing cities. Good and bad practice examples will be shown, and key concepts for integrating urban planning and urban transport will be outlined. The webinar will be conducted by Carlosfelipe Pardo.
The webinar addresses local decision-makers and planners, representatives from all levels of government, and agencies interested in learning about the development of sustainable urban mobility.
Traffic calming is designed to help reorient cities to people, rather than vehicles. Slowing and reducing vehicle traffic can help to improve the livability of communities and increase safety for pedestrians and bicyclists. Over the last century, roadways were designed to increase throughput and traffic flow even on local roads. This led to unsafe conditions for pedestrians, and increases in noise and air pollution that negatively impacted living conditions. It is now recognized that streets do not function only to move traffic, but can function as social and recreational spaces that can bring communities together.
The cities of Hasselt, Belgium and Houten, Netherlands are just two examples of cities that took these principles to heart, and transformed their cities in order to help build community, improve quality of life and make them attractive places to live.
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The project Central MeetBike for more sustainable transport in Central European cities through improved integrated bicycle promotion and international networking (2011-2014) promoted the exchange of knowledge and experiences among the project partners from Germany, Poland, the Czech Republic, and Slovakia. Further studies on the current state of urban transport in the partner countries were carried out in order to address the lack of data on mobility behaviour. Additionally, factsheets on strategy tools, and hard and soft measures were created. The Technical University of Dresden (Germany) shared its 40-years of expertise in the implementation and analysis of data from reliable household surveys, and served as an advisor before and during the fieldwork. The method for the surveys was created by adapting the TU Dresden´s SrV-method to the Central European settings. Because the same survey method was used for each partner city (Pardubice, Žilina, Prešov, Uherské Hradiště, Gdańsk and Tczew), it is possible to not only look at city level results, but also to compare the cities amongst each other, and with the results from German surveys.
Further information: www.centralmeetbike.eu
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