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Demand Management Strategies

CIVITAS Insight 04 - Developing less congested and safer roads by managing parking (download)
 

Demand management strategies (DMS) can reduce traffic congestion and optimize road space utilization through a variety of regulatory measures and economic incentives and disincentives.

DMS within CIVITAS are based upon access restrictions or road pricing schemes to enter the inner city and/or other sensitive areas.

Access and pricing options may be focused on certain categories of vehicles like coaches, trucks or pollutant vehicles or extended to all vehicle categories like for car-free zones, congestion charging and mobility credit schemes.

The thematic group also focuses on the strategic and operative management of parking spaces and traffic rules (parking tariffs, signaling, temporary schemes for road works and events).

More information

For more information on demand management, contact Jan-Willem van der Pas, and to join the group, click on the banner on the right-hand side on this page. Take a look at the cities, which are already members of this thematic group, and view resources relevant to members below.

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Submitted by Sebastián PERNET on 22/12/2016

Youth For Public Transport (Y4PT) Foundation, with the support of the International Association of Public Transport (UITP) and its members, and following the long-standing tradition of Y4PT Youth Lab series, is promoting the organization of local transport hackathons around the world, by combining the best of boundless human creativity and the benefits of current information and communications technologies (ICTs) in collaborative environments, with the aim of advancing transport sector towards sustainability.

Winners from each local transport hackathon will join other Canada-based hackers at the 1st Y4PT Global Transport Hackathon Montreal 2017 ( http://www.y4pt.org/projects/hackathon ) in the framework of the 62nd UITP Global Public Transport Summit Montreal 2017 – the world’s oldest and leading sustainable transport event – to contest in a final round for unveiling the world’s best ground-breaking transport solutions.

More than 20 major cities around the world are hosting the first local transport hackathons. Other cities are also welcome to join.

Different local stakeholders such as universities, youth groups, ICT companies, transport operators, authorities, start-up mentors and hackers are called to collaborate with Y4PT and to be part of the world’s first ever global transport hackathon.

Everyone is invited to get on board. This is an one-off opportunity to show to your audience and users how important is for you to support this kind of events where innovation and creativity is putting forward new ICT-related solutions to boost both the private sector business performance and the public sector policy efficacy, and thus to unlock new opportunities to expand, diversify and renew your organization’s portfolio of products and services.

Further information on the 1st Y4PT Global Transport Hackathon Montreal 2017 at http://www.y4pt.org/projects/hackathon , or or please contact: Mr. Sebastián PERNET, Co-Founder and Treasurer of Y4PT Foundation, sebastian.pernet@y4pt.org .

Follow up the Y4PT Transport Hackathon series on social networking/media websites ( http://www.y4pt.org/social-networks ) such as Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube by using the hashtag #Y4PThackathon .

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Submitted by Eileen O'Connell on 03/08/2016

The EVIDENCE Project has researched and published the economic evidence for sustainable mobility measures. For those involved in training and educating the next generation of transport professionals, the project has made available course material on 7 sustainable mobility themes. These can be downloaded from the project website to be incorporated into your course framework. 

http://www.evidence-project.eu/index.php/resources/training-materials

 
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Submitted by Renske Martijnse on 07/04/2016

Congestion charge is a very typical Demand Management Strategy. A new fact sheet on congestion charge in Stockholm was made as part of ENDURANCE. This STEER project (2013-2016) builds national SUMP networks throughout Europe. Institutional cooperation and public participation are an important element of SUMPs and these factors were also some of the key drivers of success for the congestion charge scheme. The fact sheet describes the context, objectives, target group, activities, costs, drivers & barriers.

Annual evaluation reports on the scheme can be foudn here (in Swedish): www.stockholm.se/Fristaende-webbplatser/Fackforvaltningssajter/Trafikkontoret/Trangselskatt/Program-for-uppfoljning-/

More information and evaluations can be found on the website of the City of Stockholm: www.stockholm.se

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Submitted by Renske Martijnse on 27/03/2016

Inspiration from the U.S.A!

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), part of the U.S. Department of Transportation, has published a “Reference Sourcebook for Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Transportation Sources”. It’s not very recent (from January 2012), but still relevant for this DMS thematic group.  The American document describes various transportation-related greenhouse gas mitigation strategies, estimates the potential range of GHG reductions, estimates costs, identifies barriers to implementation, identifies example projects etc. There is one chapter devoted specifically to Transportation Demand Management Strategies.

The review covers the following eight Transport Demand Management strategies: Road Pricing; Parking Management and Parking Pricing; Car Sharing; Pay-as-You-Drive Insurance; Ridesharing and HOV Lanes; Transit Incentives; Transit Improvements and Telework.

For each of these topics the following is described:

  • Policy / Emissions Benefits and Costs / Implementation Concerns

  • Policy and Implementing Organizations

  • Effects (Target Group; GHG Effects)

  • Estimated Cost per Metric Ton of CO2 Reduction

  • Key Assumptions and Uncertainties

  • Data and Tools

  • Implementation Concerns (Agency Cost; Agency Implementation Concerns; Social Concerns; Other Costs/Barriers)

  • Interactions with Other Strategies (Unique Co-benefits; Unique Negative Effects)

  • Where in Use

  • Recommendations for Further Research

Click here to go to the full document.

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Policy Recommendations For EU Sustainable Mobility Concepts based on CIVITAS Experience

The Policy Recommendations present the main findings arising from the evaluation of the CIVITAS Plus Collaborative Projects (CPs), which ran from 2008-2012.

This publication was written under the auspices of the CIVITAS POINTER project, which supported five collaborative projects (CP s) implemented within the framework of the third edition of the CIVITAS programme. Evaluation and monitoring were the key stones of CIVITAS POINTER. Drawing from first-hand, corroborated statistical evidence gathered from participating cities, this publication presents the results of the CIVITAS Plus cross-site evaluation and policy assessment. These findings support the development of clear European-level policy recommendations that have the potential for being embraced by all European cities — not just those which make up the CIVITAS community.

The document seeks to identify factors that can boost the effectiveness and consistency of future strategies, thereby securing greater sustainability in urban mobility patterns. Policy makers are provided with contemporary facts for debating purposes, and a number of conclusions and recommendations based on lessons learnt from CIVITAS Plus are put forward.

First discussion document - Super Cycle Highways (Spring 2014)

This document is prepared as input and discussion document for the first discussion topic for the thematic group “Demand Management Strategies”. Basically CiViTAS defines three key themes:

  • Access management and road pricing
  • Parking management / pricing
  • Walking and Cycling enhancement services

The CiViTaS website offers numerous best practices related to these three topics. We selected a first topic based on a number of criteria (relevancy, urgency, possibility to create synergy with other CiViTAS themes, cros-cultural aspects and a number of practical criteria). Future criteria can be added based on input from thematic group members.

For the first discussion topic we focus on: “the walking and cycling enhancement services”. Cycling is hot and the European Union suggests that cycling should be an integral part of urban mobility policies. The bicycle is considered an alternative to the car for trips less than 5 km and almost half of the trips are under 5 km. One trend that is obviously going on in relation to cycling is electrification of the bicycle, or the introduction of the pedelec. This also makes the bicycle an alternative to cars for longer trips (>15km). A second trend that is related, to this authorities all over Europe are investing in Super Cycle Highways (SCH). Although the definition of SCH’s differ per country (of project), all SCH’s are bike routes where the needs of the cyclist are given priority.

For the first CiViTAS discussion theme we want to focus on different aspects of Super Cycle Highways.  First we introduce three cases: The London Case (Section 2), The Copenhagen Case (Section 3) and the Dutch Case (Section 4). The cases give a short (2-3 pages) introduction into different Super Cycle Highway practices in different countries. In the final section, Section 5, we introduce a first list of discussion topics related to the Super Cycle Highways.

 

 

CITY-2-CITY EXCHANGE: Demand management strategies

CITY-2-CITY EXCHANGE: Demand management strategies

CITY-2-CITY EXCHANGE: Demand management strategies

CITY-2-CITY EXCHANGE: Demand management strategies

CITY-2-CITY EXCHANGE: Demand management strategies

CITY-2-CITY EXCHANGE: Demand management strategies

CITY-2-CITY EXCHANGE: Demand management strategies

CITY-2-CITY EXCHANGE: Demand management strategies

CITY-2-CITY EXCHANGE: Demand management strategies

Second CIVITAS MIMOSA Policy Statement 2010 on Access Management

Policy Advice Note Access Management, Parking

Policy Advice Note Access Management, Parking

Policy Advice Note Access Management, Parking

Policy Advice Note Access Management, Parking

Policy Advice Note Access Management, Parking

Policy Advice Note Access Management, Parking

Policy Advice Note Access Management, Parking

Policy Advice Note Access Management, Parking

Cluster Report Access Management, Parking