Training Material

By complementing the sourcebook modules, these training materials offer a more detailed insight, where steps for planning and how to develop different urban transport strategies are explained. As with Sourcebook modules, the authors are respected professionals with extensive experience in each topic.

SUTP Training Document - Bus Regulation and Planning & Bus Sector Reform

SUTP Training Document - Bus Regulation and Planning & Bus Sector Reform

This document describes the characteristics of bus systems in the cities of developing countries, together with prescriptions for reform and useful case studies. The document will be of interest to government decision-makers, transport professionals, students of transport and consultants.

First edition: 2004.

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SUTP Training Document - Mass Transit

SUTP Training Document - Mass Transit

This document serves as a course manual for conducting training on choosing between mass transit options in developing cities. The document starts with the basic details of a mass transit system, its importance and how a city can benefit from various kinds of mass transit systems. This provides tools for planners and decision makers so they can carefully reflect on their available options for their cities and therefore, select and develop the most sustainable mass transit system for their specific case. 

First edition: 2004.

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SUTP Training Document - Public awareness and behavioural change

SUTP Training Document - Public awareness and behavioural change

This document focuses on the importance of awareness and the necessary tools to initiate a change in the behaviour of the stakeholders for a sustainable transport system. Further, the document explains the various surveying methods for proper data collection. These tools will help planners and professionals in charge of communication of transport projects to diffuse information regarding new transport projects or initiatives to change travel behaviour of citizens. 

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SUTP Module & Training Document - Transportation Demand Management

SUTP Module & Training Document - Transportation Demand Management

Transportation Demand Management (TDM) aims to maximize the efficiency of the urban transport system using a wide range of measures, including congestion pricing, public transport improvement, promoting non-motorised transport, fuel taxation and parking management. This document presents an overview on international practices, approaches and supports the design of a TDM strategy.

First edition: 2009.

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SUTP Module & Training Document - Non-motorised Transport

SUTP Module & Training Document - Non-motorised Transport

This training course document discusses an inherent aspect of an integrated transport system that is most of the times neglected: non-motorised transport (NMT). The document explains the importance of NMT in a city and explains design details of planning for pedestrians and bicycles. This training course document provides planners and decision-makers with the tools to develop people-friendly transport systems in their respective cities. 

First edition: 2005.

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Cycling-Inclusive Policy Development: A Handbook

Cycling-Inclusive Policy Development: A Handbook

GIZ SUTP and the Interface for Cycling Expertise (I-Ce) have joined efforts in the development of a training document entitled "Cycling-inclusive Policy Development: A Handbook". This handbook provides detailed information on how to develop cycling-friendly policies and facilities. It can help planners, engineers, community leaders or advocates to enrich their own perspectives on what kind of places they want cities to be.

First edition: 2009.

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Individual Chapters for Cycling Inclusive Policy Development: A Handbook

Chapter 1: Introduction: learning from others' successes and failures

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Chapter 2: From car based to people-centred cities

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Chapter 3: Ideas that shape urban form - and how urban form shapes us

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Chapter 4: Getting organised: managing and implementing the policy-making process

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Chapter 5: Five main requirements for cycling inclusive infrastructure

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Chapter 6: Identifying bicycle networks for better cities

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Chapter 7: Design: making choices that fit local conditions

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Chapter 8: Designing for cycling makes residential and central business district streets better

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Chapter 9: Designing for cycling along main roads and highways

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Chapter 10: Bicycle parking: tools for success

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Chapter 11: Building a multimodal transport system: integrating cycling and public transportation

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Chapter 12: Cycling-friendly regulations for sustainable cities

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Chapter 13: Social Marketing and citizens' participation: good relationships build better cycling

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Chapter 14: Education, awareness building and advocacy

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Chapter 15: Researching cycling needs and possibilities

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