Welcome to the Sustainable Urban Transport Project (SUTP)
Based on the approach “avoid-shift-improve”, the GIZ urban mobility team has designed a vibrant info graphic on 10 principles for sustainable urban transport. The infographic is available in English and Spanish and now also in Indonesian language! Have a look at the infographic and follow 10 principles of sustainable urban transport!
In order to avoid or reduce the need to travel or to move goods, we have to start with a dense and human scale city planning, to develop transit-oriented cities and to optimize transport networks and its use. Further, we have to encourage people to shift to non-motorized transport such as walking and cycling as well as to public transport.
In order to avoid individual motorized transport, we should control and limit vehicle use and combine it with effective parking management. Last but not least and often underestimated, we have to promote clean vehicles and to improve the efficiency of transport operations. Sound and comprehensive mobility planning as well as integration with urban planning are key success factors for implementation of projects.
Click also through the PREZI (English version only) and find out about 10 principles for sustainable urban transport!
During June 11-12, 2015, GIZ SUTP will deliver a course on Complements to public transport (travel demand management and non motorized transport) in Santiago de Chile. The course will describe these complements, the measures that they include and key elements for successful and better integration between them. The course will also have activities with participants where hypothetical situations will be done with cities. It is open to Chilean cities that want to learn how to apply these instruments. The course program is available HERE (in Spanish).
GIZ SUTP, in cooperation with AHK Argentina, will develop a course on Public space, carfree development and pedestrian and cycling safety on June 15, 2015 in Buenos Aires. This one-day training course will describe the main elements of improvement of spaces for non motorized transport (pedestrians, bicycles) and their safety in cities, while providing tools to develop policies and projects on the topic, based on the experience from developed and developing cities and with local expertise. The course program is available HERE.