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The abrupt changes to our societies and economies introduced by the COVID-19 crisis have impacted the delivery and attractiveness of our public transport systems.
Public transport must be regarded as a challenge to be made more attractive and resilient, through the design of Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs). Urban planners are expected aim higher to achieve a tangible modal shift away from private vehicles, towards public transportation. This is a necessary step in the fight to reducing emissions and tackling global warming.
To aid urban planners in this process, a SUMP Topic Guide on Planning for Attractive Public Transport is to being developed. It will provide guidance on public transport in the mobility planning and implementation process, in order to achieve more attractive public transport. It will propose best practice and key messages for public transport planning, with the goal of supporting cities in the achievement of a shift towards increased public transport use.
The first draft of the Topic Guide has already developed by the CIVITAS ELEVATE Policy Support Group, and the public is warmly invited to participate in the consultation process. Public consultation is an important step of the process, as it allows stakeholders to contribute to the development of the Guide, as well as ensure that it is relevant to all urban mobility actors.
The Policy Support Group consists of experts from five organisations (International Association of Public Transport (UITP), European Passengers Federation (EPF), Technical University of Berlin, City of Gdynia, and Gothenburg Transport Operator), as well as the CIVITAS Policy Advisory Committee and the CIVITAS ELEVATE consortium members TRT and Breda University of Applied Sciences.
The link to the public consultation can be found here.
Feedback can be sent to Vanessa Holve at holve [at] trt [dot] it until Friday 13 May 2022 at 17:00.