Traffic management and control measures in CIVITAS five years later

At the moment the CIVITAS WIKI project is working on a long term evaluation of the CIVITAS II results. CIVITAS II took place from 2005 till 2009, and over two hundred measures were implemented and evaluated in seventeen cities. The long term evaluation tries to answer questions like: To what extent did CIVITAS 'push' cities in the direction of sustainable mobility? Has CIVITAS helped cities to introduce transport measures and policies towards sustainable urban mobility? What did the cities learn from CIVITAS and how do they use these lessons? How many of the measures implemented in CIVITAS projects are still existing? First results from the long term evaluation are now available (see http://www.civitas.eu/content/effects-civitas-long-term). There are some results related to Transport Telematics that can be of interest to the Transport Telematics group, namely results on the measure cluster ‘Traffic management and control’. 

In CIVITAS II there were 25 measures in the cluster ‘Traffic management and control’. Implementation rate at the end of CIVITAS II was as follows: 90% of the measures was implemented, and 10% partly (this is above average). Existence rate now is the same (90% of the measures still exists, and 10% partly). This is also better than average, see the figure.

The driver for implementation that is mentioned most at the end of CIVITAS II (for 36% of the measures) is ‘good cooperation within the team’. The barrier for implementation that is mentioned most (for 40% of the measures) is: organisational barrier. The financial barrier is mentioned for ‘only’ 12% of the measures which is the lowest of all clusters.

What do you think of these results? Does it sound familiar to you if you compare it to what you experience in practice? Is organisation a barrier for implementation?

If you want to know more about the results, please contact eline [dot] jonkers [at] tno [dot] nl (Eline Jonkers)

Author: Eline Jonkers

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