SUMP ambassadors share experiences and knowledge of SUMP implementation

SUMP ambassadors share experiences and knowledge of SUMP implementation

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The methodological approach involves drawing up the 2025plus Transport Development Plan for Dresden on the basis of the 2003 transport strategy and other important foundations (City of Dresden documents such as the zoning plan, the air quality action plan, the noise reduction master plan and general documents such as the EU Commission’s Green Paper on urban mobility, to name but some). The Central MeetBike also highlighted means of supporting cycling in Central European countries.

Freight transport has become focused on containerization, although bulk transport is used for large volumes of durable items. Transport plays an important part in economic growth and globalization, but most types cause air pollution and use large amounts of land. While it is heavily subsidized by governments, good planning of transport is essential to make traffic flow and restrain urban sprawl. BYPAD is a certified process to reflect the quality level of the cycling policy in a town through differentiation in nine different modules. Based on the resulting quality score a bicycle action plan is prepared to serve as a guideline for further cycling policy.

As a platform for exchanging knowledge, expertise and experiences, GPSM supports the transformation towards sustainability in mobility and logistics in developing and emerging countries. It is a network of academia, business, civil society and associations.

Our SUMP Ambassadors are enthusiastic personalities who share their interesting stories, findings and lessons learnt from their personal experience with sustainable urban mobility planning. Gerd-Axel Ahrens has been professor of transport planning at the Technical University ahrensDresden since October 2000. In Dresden he is chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board for Dresden’s Mobility Master Plan 2025, member of the Scientific Advisory board for public transport in the region and chairperson of the saxon section of the German Society of Transport Research (DVWG). The Baltic Sea Region Competence Centre on SUMP brings together the knowledge and good examples of sustainable urban mobility planning from the Baltic Sea Region. Oliver Lah (Wuppertal Institute) and Sebastian Schlebusch (nextbike) explored a broad range of promising planning strategies and technologies in the transport sector.

Dresden scored 2.3 out of a maximum of 4 points. This places its current cycling strategy in transition from an isolated “standalone cycling policy” to a “system orientated cycling policy” where cycling is being considered as a significant part of urban mobility. Before this, Gerd-Axel Ahrens was the head of the Department of Transport in the City of Bremen from 1991 to 2000. He was researcher (1985 to 1991) in the German Environmental Protection Agency (UBA).

Moosajee highlighted the potential of international cooperation through the GPSM and also outlined the possible obstacles. The need for sustainable mobility solutions in developing and emerging countries is obvious.

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  • In the following panel discussion led by Prof. Dr.-Ing.
  • This includes analysing problems and shortcomings in the Dresden transport system, identifying aims and priorities for future transport policies, setting out development scenarios and, in some cases, making them into strategies for action.
  • Dresden scored 2.3 out of a maximum of 4 points.
  • The Slovenian Ministry of Infrastructure sets up an exemplary SUMP supporting program – for planning as well as for implementation.
  • Dresden’s deputy mayor for city development Jörn Marx and cycling delegate Nora Ludwig received the BYPAD certificate from Prof Gerd-Axel Ahrens and Thomas Böhmer from TU Dresden, Chair for transport and infrastructure planning who also served as moderators for the BYPAD process.

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This includes analysing problems and shortcomings in the Dresden transport system, identifying aims and priorities for future transport policies, setting out development scenarios and, in some cases, making them into strategies for action. For this reason, in Dresden – as in other cities which compile Transport Development Plans – transport providers, related authorities, associations, unions, institutions, chambers, city council groups, the scientific community, regional authorities and representatives of other interests have been called upon to play an active part in creating the 2025plus TDP.

The local cycling strategy was evaluated by a consortium including political stakeholders, bicycle lobby groups and city municipality in two meetings between November 2011 and February 2012. CIVITAS PROSPERITY has released new interviews with SUMP ambassadors who describe the measures they have developed to implement exemplary sustainable urban management plans. The SUMP ambassadors each bring a unique perspective to the subject. (Ahrens, 2014 ). Therefore, CO 2 emissions of the two test vehicles for a representative trip performed by urban citizens in Germany were estimated on the basis of the WLTC phase results.

Juan Carlos Escudero, the Head of Information and Innovation for Urban Sustainability Unit of the City of Vitoria Gasteiz in Spain explains the corner stones of their SUMP. The mobility planner gives insight on what the city did to win the 2018 European Mobility Award for small municipalities. Passenger transport may be public, where operators provide scheduled services, or private.

The Central Meetbike approach was promoted at its ‘Bike Academy’ training programme to raise awareness among professionals and ensure that people living in a city take part in the action plan. The academy adapted materials used by a programme run by the Deutsches Institut für Urbanistik, with the help of the Technical University Dresden.

Its purpose is to improve residents’ mobility and support the city’s economy. Both these aims require a free choice of transport mode.

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