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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