PILOT

Preparation of four Sustainable Urban Transport Plans (SUTPs) in Braila, Evora, Lancaster and Tallinn

PILOT

Project details

Duration 03/2005 - 09/2007

Website www.pilot-transport.org

Coordinator POLIS - European Cities and Regions Networking for New Transport Solutions

Project goal

PILOT was a European project, which demonstrated the preparation of Sustainable Urban Transport Plans (SUTP) in four European cities: Braila (RO), Evora (PT), Lancaster (UK) and Tallinn (EE).

Results

In parallel to preparing the SUTPs for the four partner cities, PILOT was building upon the experience of these cities and relying on experts from leading local authorities and organisations in this field, PILOT proposed tools, guidelines and recommendations for the elaboration of sustainable urban transport plans in other European regions and local authorities.

PILOT leaflet - overview on PILOT & SUTP

The leaflet is available for download in six languages from the download section of this page.

State-of-the-art

Presentation of the State-of-the-art of current practices in Europe, good practices case studies, overview of research related to the production and roll-out of Sustainable Urban Transport Plans in the EU.

PILOT cities' SUTPs

Presentation of roadmaps for PILOT cities, communication plans, process management plans, operational design of SUTPs.

SUTP Manual

Practitioner handbook for preparing SUTPs. The document is a reference manual for putting Sustainable Urban Transport Planning (SUTP) into practice. Rupprecht Consult elaborated the methodology for the SUTP planning process and co-ordinated the work on the document.

The manual is intended to give a concise overview on SUTP. In the first place, the manual addresses local authorities: municipalities, cities, urban agglomerations and their respective sectoral administrations. They are the key actors responsible for taking up the issue of SUTP and for driving the entire process.

The five main chapters of the manual provide a gradual introduction to the complex issue of SUTP. They are divided into two parts:

  • PART I (chapters 2-3) - offers a definition and overview of the subject "SUTP", placing it also in the wider context of European policy developments;
  • PART II (chapters 4-6) - contains a short description and explanation of the wide range of activities required to put a complete SUTP process into practice.

The manual has been tested in the four PILOT cities and is now available in its final version for broad dissemination.

 Download of the SUTP manual in 7 languages - see download section of this page.

Policy recommendations

Joint policy recommendations of the PILOT and BUSTRIP projects, which are European sister projects, both working on SUTP. The target group of the policy recommendations are the European Union and its Member States.

Download of the PILOT - BUSTRIP policy recommendations - see download section  of this page.

 

Related results:

 

"Sustainable Urban Transport Plans (SUTP) and urban environment: Policies, effects, and simulations. Review of European references regarding noise, air quality and CO2 emissions" (October 2005).
This study has been carried out by Rupprecht Consult on behalf of the Environment DG to provide an overview of the existing knowledge about the efficiency of specific transport measures regarding air pollution, CO2 emissions and noise. The study has supported the newly adopted Thematic Strategy on the Urban Environment and will inform the guidance on Sustainable Urban Transport Plans (SUTP), which is announced in this Strategy.

"Final Report of the Working Group report on sustainable urban transport plans" (2004)
The Expert Working Group on Sustainable Urban Transport Plans (SUTP), which was moderated by Rupprecht Consult, has been set up in 2004 by the Environment DG in the context of the preparation of the Thematic Strategy on the Urban Environment. This group was composed of 20 highly qualified experts to obtain a balanced advice concerning SUTP implementation in all Member States. The Final Report of the group specifies some recommendations to the Commission's services. It aims to reflect and summarise the group's views regarding the specific design of procedures, instruments and measures needed for SUTPs. The results were an important basis for the PILOT project.

Download both reports from the website of DG Environment:

 

http://ec.europa.eu/environment/urban/urban_transport.htm

Role of Rupprecht Consult

Rupprecht Consult - Forschung & Beratung GmbH coordinated the work on developing the SUTP Manual and the Policy recommendations. The methodology for the SUTP planning processes, developed by RC, was a crucial basis for the project's activities and the cities' work in getting the SUTP process started.

Contact details

Siegfried Rupprecht
+49 221 6060 55 11
s.rupprecht@rupprecht-consult.eu

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