SUTP Webinar

1. Promoting Sustainable Urban Mobility

This webinar will discuss the tools and means for disseminating the idea of Sustainable Urban Mobility to the general public. In the webinar we will also focus on the essential elements for changing the perception of mass transit in people’s minds. Various examples from different cities will be used as a means for expressing the idea across. Please download the presentation here: Presentation-MKT.

2. Urban Development and Transport Linkages

The webinar will deepen the understanding of urban development, of the consequences and implications for urban transport and on how to achieve integrated and more effective sustainable urban mobility planning in developing cities. Good and bad practice examples will be shown, and key concepts for integrating urban planning and urban transport will be outlined. Please download the presentation here: SUTP-Webinar_Landuse and Transport Linkages_2014_07_29

3. Eficiencia energética en el sector de transporte de carga 

Este webinar busca demostrar la importancia de la eficiencia energética en el sector de transporte de carga carretero. Con base en las experiencias del NAMA de Transporte de carga carretero en México, explicará las acciones principales de mitigación tales como la implementación y seguimiento de tecnologías de ahorro de combustible y los cursos de conducción eco-eficiente (racional). Además de esto, las barreras principales y áreas de oportunidad para reducir consumo de combustible en el sector serán resaltadas. 2014_08_27 Presentación Webinar Eficiencia en Transporte de Carga


4. SUTMP Windhoek

Worldwide, capitals, cities and urban areas are facing increasing environmental, social and economic challenges caused by inefficient urban transport systems. This results in reduced accessibility for the urban poor, traffic congestion, road and parking facility costs, traffic accidents, high consumer costs, energy dependence and pollution emissions, plus inadequate mobility for non-drivers. Urban mobility plans like Windhoek’s SUTMP expanded the scope of traditional planning processes by strategically focusing on overarching policy goals as well as on the factual mobility needs of all population groups. The Webinar will give insights into strategy and objectives as well as into the development process of the SUTMP Windhoek. Please download the presentation here: SUTP-Webinar_SUTMP Windhoek_2014_09_25

5. Greenhouse gas reduction potential in the transport sector – how to shift to a 2 degree pathway?

The transport sector currently accounts for about 6.7 Gigatonnes of CO2, which is equivalent to 23% of all energy related Greenhouse Gas emissions and is set to double by 2050 if current trends persist, in particular in emerging economies (IPCC 2014). Setting the transport sector on a low-carbon development pathway is essential for global climate change mitigation efforts that aim to stabilise global warming at 2 Degrees Celsius, which is the internationally agreed target under the United Nations Framework Conventions on Climate Change (UNFCCC). To contribute to this target developed countries will have to rapidly decarbonise their transport sector over the coming decades (-80% by 2050) and developing and emerging countries will have to curb growth (+70% by 2050), which will require substantial policy action at all levels of government (IEA 2014).

Together with Oliver Lah (Wuppertal Institute) we explore the pathways for low-carbon transport and provide an overview on key policy measures at the local and national level. Download the presentation here.


6. Urban Mobility Planning as local planning task and national policy instrument

Urban Mobility Plans (UMPs) are a strategic tool to guide the development of transport in urban areas and regions. UMPs expanded the scope of traditional planning processes by focusing on the mobility needs of all population groups in an integrated way.
At the same time, an UMP could be a powerful instrument for realising over-arching policy, e.g. in the field of equity and sustainable economic development, greenhouse gas emission reduction, air quality and urban development. National urban transport policies can shape planning frameworks and guidelines, offer capacity-building formats to planners and provide necessary funding for investments in sustainable transport infrastructures. Please download the presentation here:20150211_SUTP_Webinar_Urban+Mobility+Plans

• Susanne Böhler-Baedeker (Rupprecht Consult) will present practises and challenges of Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning as a local planning task and inform about current initiatives in Europe.
• Mathias Merforth (GIZ) will discuss the constructive role of national level authorities in shaping urban transport policies and provide insights into selected country approaches.

7. Reinventing parking – how to improve on-street parking management

Is your on-street parking chaotic and conflict-ridden? Is it making the streets dangerous? Is there parking on walkways? Are there many complaints about the difficulty of finding parking? Better on-street parking management is the key to success. It enables streets to function more efficiently and to be better places. Parking management helps local commerce, residents, bus services, bicycle users, people on foot, and vehicle users of all kinds. It enables efficient and fair use of street space. It can ease local traffic problems at low cost.

Paul Barter (founder of the Reinventing Parking site) has wide experience in urban parking policies. He is the author of GIZ-SUTPs toolkit “On-Street Parking Management” which is due in early summer. This webinar is a preview of this forthcoming publication.

Download the presentation here: 20150508_SUTP_Webinar_Parking Management

8. Technical challenges of Urban Mobility Planning – Transport data and demand modelling, time horizons, monitoring and evaluation

Planning and policy decisions in Urban Mobility Plans (UMPs) are optimally based on extensive transport system data, travel demand data as well as travel behaviour. Developed cities and regions are using transport demand models to investigate the impact of particular measures. Those models rely on data input from various sources – i.e. from traffic counts, household surveys and further socio-economic and geo data. Most developing cities lack such comprehensive data to inform mobility planning and policy decisions, but many are catching up. At the same time, classic transport master plans are not flexible enough to react on the dynamic growth of developing cities, as they’re not regularly reviewed and thus, becoming obsolete.

In the webinar Christopher Kost and Jaya Bharathi Bathmaraj (ITDP) discuss selected technical challenges of transport and mobility planning, covering data issues, monitoring and evaluation as well as time horizons of Urban Mobility Plans.

The webinar content grounds on the publication “Urban Mobility Plans: National approaches and local practice” (TD#13) by SUTP. More information and download in English, Spanish and Portuguese here.

Download the presentation here: 20150604_SUTP Webinar_Technical Challenges of Urban Mobility Planning

9. How institutions in developing countries can strategically advance road safety

Every year, around 1.3 million people are killed in road accidents. Furthers suffer in the long-term from severe injuries and disabilities. The consequences are not evenly spread – pedestrians and cyclists as well as younger road users are more often victim of a road accidents than car users. Therefore, road safety can be considered to be not only a health and security issue, but a question of social justice.

But there are good news – the concepts for advancing road safety are well known. Their implementation requires first of all awareness and political will. If relevant stakeholders unite, major success can be achieved in reducing road fatalities. Further ingredients are: coordinated road safety management, safe road designs, safe vehicles, safe road users and post-crash response.

Dr. Alan Ross is Road Safety Advisor and Team Leader of the EU funded TRACECA Regional road safety project, working with 10 Eastern European und Central Asian countries to comprehensively improve road safety. In this webinar, he provides an overview on institutional and practical road safety challenges and  and showcase promising strategies to advance road safety comprehensively.

Download the presentation here: 2015_09_24_SUTP Webinar – Institutional Lessons in Road Safety_Alan Ross

10. Cycling-inclusive planning in Europe and Latin America

Bicycles are an increasingly popular mode of transport in cities around the developing and developed world alike. However, many cities do not have sufficient technical tools or knowledge to develop comprehensive plans to increase safety and convenience for users of this vehicle.

However, many kilometres of cycling infrastructure have been added to cities (not only) in European and Latin American cities, turning those cities from pioneers in cycling development in their countries into true cycling cities.

In this webinar, Alejandra Leal (México City), Georgios Kontos (Regional Planning authority region Frankfurt-RheinMain), Carlos Pardo (Bogotá) present different approaches to comprehensively develop cycling as a mode of transport. Subsequently, we will discuss the key elements of cycle-inclusive planning and implementation.

Download the presentation here: 2015_10_15_SUTP_Webinar – Cycling-inclusive Planning in Europe and Latin America

11. Vehicle Emission and Fuel Economy Standards

The amount and quality of energy (in particular fossil fuels) consumed by motorised vehicles is not only a burden to our atmosphere, but also generates airborne pollutants like sulphur, nitrogen oxides or carbon monoxide – to name a few. Those pollutants have severe impacts on our environment and our health – particularly in heavily populated urban areas.

The Avoid-Shift-Improve (ASI)-approach helps to counteract air pollution. While it is necessary to plan traffic in a smart way and shift it to more clean modes of transport, fuel economy, vehicle and fuel standards are essential to further reduce and limit air pollution. While air pollution is still a serious problem, the introduction of EURO-standards for fuel as well as vehicle taxation, emission standards and technologic solutions lead to a significant reduction of air pollution in European cities.

Francisco Posada is senior researcher for ICCT (the International Council for Clean Transportation) with particular expertise in vehicle emission technology. In this webinar, he provides a profound introduction to fuel economy and vehicle emission standards and their potentials regarding energy consumption and air pollution. The presentation was followed by an open discussion.

Download the presentation here: 2016_01_16_SUTP WEbinar – Vehicle Emission and Fuel Economy Standards

12. Number Plate Restrictions

Number plate restrictions are an easy, low-cost, short-term measure that has been adopted in various cities around the world with the aim to reduce congestion and air pollution. However, their medium and long-term impacts have been widely debated. The webinar focused on the rationale of plate restrictions, the types of restrictions that have been adopted, and the difficulty to know the actual effects of these measures. Carlosfelipe Pardo (Despacio) provided insights on the experience of Bogotá and other cities worldwide. The presentation was followed by an open discussion.

Download the presentation here: Plate Restrictions Webinar Presentation


13. From New York via Paris to Quito – Urban mobility on the global agendas

Tackling transport challenges is crucial for sustainable urban development. Transforming urban transport systems towards being inclusive, safe, clean and low-carbon requires multiple and comprehensive action of a wide range of stakeholders. This has been recognized by the Paris Agreement and the NDC’s in which many countries dedicatedly focus on reducing greenhouse gas emissions of urban transport. The Agenda 2030 includes the target to improve the access to urban transport in the urban SDG 11 whereas other targets on air pollution, road safety, energy efficiency and greenhouse gas reduction require particular attention to urban transport. Further, theNew Urban Agenda will outline the responsibilities and necessary steps to empower cities and local governments to realize their ambitions on improving urban mobility and reducing the negative impact of transport in urban areas.

In the webinar, Cornie Huizenga, Secretary General of the Sustainable Low Carbon Transport Partnership (SLoCaT) and Oliver Lah (Wuppertal Institute, Member of the Habitat III Policy Unit 9 on Urban Services and Technology) provide an overview on urban mobility in the global climate agreement, the Agenda 2030 as well as up-to-date insights into the current work of the Habitat III Policy Units whose work is decisive for shaping the New Urban Agenda.

Download the presentation here: 2016_05_10_SUTP Webinar – Urban Mobility on the global agendas


14. Bike Revolutions – From the Streets of Brazil and Ukraine to the New Urban Agenda in Quito

Cycling has the capability to contribute substantially to livable cities. It has seen a massive boost in popularity all over the world during the last years. This has mainly been due to grass-roots initiatives, spreading a bicycle culture to places that used to be dominated by cars – with powerful impact: The “Bike Revolution” is shaping cities with their action and pushes urban and transport planners to consider their needs in future development. This local Engagement becomes more and more important on a global agenda as well. In October, Habitat-III will take place in Quito. The New Urban Agenda (NUA), the outcome document of the conference, has the ambition to set out universal guidelines for forward-looking urban development. Hence, embedding bicycle culture in the NUA is crucial to establish and underline its importance for sustainable mobility in cities worldwide.

In the webinar JP Amaral (Bike Anjo, Brazil), and Ksenia Semenova (Kyiv Cyclists’ Association, Ukraine, and vice-president of the European Cyclists Federation) highlight the experiences of the bike revolutions in their cities and countries. Furthermore, Marcio Deslandes (European Cyclists Federation) will demonstrate how the HABITAT-III process is linked to this local engagement and present their work on the role of cycling in the New Urban Agenda.

Download the presentation here: SUTP Webinar – Bike Revolutions