Denmark Park and Bike Terminal (EU)
05th Dec 2012
In 2012 the City of Aarhus, Denmark's second largest city, installed a Park and Bike Terminal that invites commuters to exchange the last part of their drive with a bike ride. The facility is located in about 7km from the city centre in Lystrup and provides parking for 100 bicycles and 60 cars. The project aims to increase the number of multi-modal trips by establishing a parking facility close to radial roads and cycle tracks.
Cycle freight in London: A scoping study (UK)
27th Sep 2012
This project report by Transport for London was published in 2009. The project was developed to provide the foundations that could enable Transport for London to introduce trials of load carrying bikes in a variety of freight roles. The report outlines the advantages and disadvantages of using cycles to move freight
Sustainable Mobility Initiatives for Local Environments (Australia)
06th Aug 2012
Sustainable Mobility Initiatives for Local Environments (SMILE) is a modelling tool designed for use by local governments to predict which sustainable mobility initiative will be most effective based on their local population's transport choices. All local councils in the Sydney Statistical Division can access a detailed map of their local area through the SMILE Sustainable Mobility Register. Each map identifies the mode switching potential of the local demographic groups or 'clusters' from which we can predict which specific sustainable mobility initiative will be most effective in encouraging travel behaviour change.
Cycle Logistics Project (EU)
17th Jul 2012
Running from May 2011 until April 2014 and spanning 12 countries,the EU-funded project Cycle Logistics aims to reduce energy used in urban freight transport by replacing unnecessary motorised vehicles with cargo bikes for intra-urban delivery and goods transport in Europe.
San Francisco: Reclaiming Streets with Innovative Solutions (USA)
02nd May 2012
This video, created in partnership by Streetfilms and ITDP in 2012, showcases San Francisco’s new sustainable transportation measures. These include the parklet program, which converts parking spaces into people spaces in the form of mini-parks adopted by local businesses. The city has seen a 71 percent increase in bicycling over the last five years, moving them closer to their goal of having 20 percent of all trips by bicycle before 2020.
Leveraging Bikes to Build a Better City (International)
20th Apr 2012
This webinar, broadcast online in April 2012, examines what is needed to encourage a greater uptake in urban cycling. It discusses traffic calming; mobility management; investment in safe cycling infrastructure; and bicycle share schemes. It draws on examples from Europe, the UK and North America.
Connecting our City; Transport Strategies and Actions (Australia)
19th Apr 2012
In March 2012 the City of Sydney released a framework for action to improve transport and access in the City. The report provides detailed transport statistics. More than 90% of internal trips within the city are by foot and that the number of cyclists riding into Sydney has increased by 60% in the last 12 months.
Social Costs of Car Use Video (Mexico)
19th Apr 2012
This video, produced by the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy in March 2012, examines the social costs of car-dependency in Mexico. The video effectively conveys complex messages about induced demand and motoring's hidden costs. It has English subtitles.
Mobility Management Solutions to Transport Problems Around the World (Canada)
14th Mar 2012
This draft chapter of the book 'Cars and Carbon' investigates the role that mobility management plays in an efficient transport system. Written by Todd Litman, Victoria Transport Policy Institute, it describes the basic principles that a transport system must reflect to optimize efficiency and maximize benefits, identifies various transport policy and planning distortions that result in economically-excessive motor vehicle travel, and describes various reforms that correct these distortions, resulting in more efficient transport patterns.
Evaluation of Transport Energy Conservation and Emission Reduction Policies (Canada)
14th Mar 2012
This report, published by the Victoria Transport Policy Institute in March 2012,examines the benefits and affectiveness of cleaner vehicle strategies versus mobility management strategies.
Mobility Management Monitors (EU + UK)
21st Feb 2012
In February 2012 the European Platform on Mobility Management (EPOMM) released a series of reports about the mobility management policies, projects and data in 26 countries. The standardised reports have background information about each country including mode splits and trends and an overview of transport planning.
A Guide to Urban Transport Innovation (EU)
07th Feb 2012
NICHES+ Study Tour Catalogue is a guide to urban transport innovation. Its aims to provide urban transport professionals and local decision makers an overview of European towns and cities that successfully implemented innovative strategies which have the potential to become mainstream transport solutions. The Guide has a section on cycling facilities and case studies demonstrating bicycle storage, combining cycling with public transport, and public bicycle schemes.
'mo' - a flexible mobility system for the city of tomorrow (EU)
03rd Nov 2011
Munich design agency LUNAR Europe has developed an innovative mobility concept “mo”. The concept is uses new technology to deliver and reward users of a flexible, affordable and sustainable combination of bike rental systems, local public transport and car sharing.
Livability in Transportation Guidebook - Planning Approaches that Promote Livability (USA)
14th Mar 2011
Released in 2010 by the US Federal Highway Administration, this publication explores how transportation planning and programs can improve community quality of life, enhance environmental performance, increase transportation and housing choice while lowering costs, and support economic vitality. Many of the case studies resolve capacity and operational issues through a multimodal network and systems approach, reflecting better integration of land use with transportation.
Are Vehicle Travel Reduction Targets Justified? Evaluating Mobility Management Policy Objectives (North America)
23rd Sep 2010
This report, published in 2009 by the Victoria Transport Policy Institute, investigates whether transportation policies should include mobility management objectives, such as targets to reduce vehicle travel and encourage use of alternative modes.
Evaluating Transit-Oriented Development Using a Sustainability Framework: Lessons from Perth (Australia)
21st Sep 2010
This chapter of Planning Sustainable Communities published in 2007 was written by Porfessor John Renne. The document proposes a method to evaluate six aspects of Transit-Oriented Developments including 1. Travel Behaviour, 2. The Local Economy, 3. The Natural Environment, 4. The Built Environment, 5. The Social Environment, and 6. The Policy Context.
Making the Most of Models: Using Models To Develop More Effective Transport Policies And Strategies (Australia)
21st Sep 2010
This 2009 paper discusses how simplified transport models in evaluating transportation policies and programs. An example of a simplified model is described to illustrate the use of this type of modelling for policy and strategy development purposes.