FOR THE RECORD AND IN BRIEF:
A Slow City is an urban development vision and quantifiable target, the first step of which is (a) to reduce traffic accidents and their human and economic costs to zero in the city, by (b) strategically slowing down traffic, over all the parts and the system as a whole. This gives the city a measurable target output (accident data and on-street and in-vehicle ITS feedback) for evaluation and management purposes, and an innovative platform to link and serve other sustainable projects and programs which are consistent to the theme: reforms and improvements that are Better | Cheaper | Quicker.
Draft notes for a thinking exercise and comment.
– Eric Britton, Institut Supérieur de Gestion, Paris, 6 June 2017
To create a city that works for all, we must start with a vision. Policy without vision is like driving blind-folded. In this short posting we would like to explore the vision of a Slow City. You will have your own ideas on this but here are ours. And of course your comments and suggestions are as always most welcome.
Smartphone apps are transforming mobility by improving access to transportation services, increasing mobility, and enhancing traveler engagement. These apps are spawning new businesses, services, and mobility models. For example, within a short period, app-based innovations leapfrogged the livery industry with services, such as Uber, Lyft, and Flywheel. Using smartphones to facilitate mobility is becoming the new norm. Smartphone apps have transformed the way that many travelers arrange for-hire vehicle services, plan for trips, or get real-time transportation information.
This primer, sponsored by the US Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) Office of Operations and carried out by theUniversity of California, Berkeley’s Transportation Sustainability Research Center, is intended to demonstrate how vital smartphones are becoming to the transportation network and provide public agencies, transportation managers, and elected officials with a perspective and understanding the role of smartphones in identifying services and choices for individuals and influencing travel behavior.
Smart Mobility Planning – The Innovative Evaluation Toolkit
NISTO Final Conference I 16th of November 2015. Brussels,Belgium
* Participation in the conference is free.
Invitation to European Conference
As the NISTO project is closing at the end of the year, the project partnership organises the NISTO Final Conference, which is to be held at the Represenation of the State of Hessen to the EU in Brussels on 16th November. NISTO project partners will proudly present the NISTO toolkit for smart integrated mobility planning in Europe, the first toolkit combining the Multi-Criteria Analysis (MCA), Social Cost-Benefit Analysis (SCBA), Multi-Actor Multi-Criteria Analysis (MAMCA) and target monitoring. Moreover interesting Workshops and Keynotes focussing on the keys of NISTO digitalisation, participation and sustainability in mobility planning are scheduled. International experts are going to discuss the latest developments and topics with policy makers.
Date: 16th of November 2015
Event Location: Representation of the State of Hessen to the EU (21, Rue Montoyer, 1000 Brussels, Belgium)
This carefully compiled seasonal report from Todd Litman of the Victoria Transport Policy Institute is a fine tool and up to date source guide for researchers and policy makers worldwide. We are pleased to present it in its entirety here, together with references you will find handy to take these entries further. Thanks for your fine continuing contributions Todd.
Wouldn’t you say that is worth thinking about while you are figuring out how to spend the taxpayers money for safe streets? Continue reading