Welcome to the Sustainable Urban Transport Project (SUTP)
Policy makers, practitioners and experts met in February in Istanbul to discuss energy, climate and air quality challenges at the International Conference of Urban Transport (CODATU).
Jointly organised by the İstanbul Teknik Üniversitesi (İTÜ) and CODATU the conference aimed to highlight the potential for the transport sector to contribute to global climate change mitigation targets, which provides an input to COP 21 in Paris later this year. The event took place in Istanbul on February the 2nd to the 5th 2015 and papers focusing on urban transport issues in developing countries will soon be available for download on the website: http://www.codatu2015.org.
About 3,400 people die every day in road traffic accidents around the world. A further 50 million people are injured every year. To reduce injuries and fatalities, many proven measures are available – from better infrastructure to safer vehicles, better enforcement & education and improved emergency medical services. Our new infographic illustrates the comprehensive approach that Germany has taken as a response to sharply rising fatality rates since the 1950s - thanks to a bundle of measures that can inspire policymakers and experts elsewhere.
The document reviews approaches for Urban Mobility Plans (UMP) from various countries and showcases a growing number of examples calling for a shift away from the traditional, infrastructure-oriented approach towards sustainable and people-oriented planning. Urban Mobility Plans are used as planning tool and policy instrument to guide the development of transport in urban areas and surrounding regions. In several countries, such as Brazil, France and India the development of Urban Mobility Plans has become an obligatory requirement for receiving national government funds for urban transport projects. The paper’s intension is to support local policy-makers and planners in shaping urban mobility planning processes and policies in an effective and inclusive manner.
The publication has been co-authored by Susanne Böhler-Baedeker (Rupprecht Consult), Christopher Kost (ITDP) and Mathias Merforth (GIZ), with vital inputs from Kartik Kumar (GIZ) and further contributors from various countries.
The document is now available in English, Spanish and Portuguese language: