SUITS: Sustainable Urban Integrated Transport Systems: Transferable tools for S-M local authorities
This project aim was to substantially increase the capacity of Small-Medium local authorities to develop and implement sustainable, inclusive, integrated and accessible transport strategies, policies, technologies, practices, procedures, tools, measures and intelligent transport systems that recognize the end-to-end travel experiences of all users and freight.
Summary and objectives
SUITS targeted 4 key areas:
I) Integrated planning of passenger and freight
II) transformation of transport departments into learning organisations
III) creation of learning assets for small to medium authorities based on a needs analysis
IV) development of decision support tools to aid new market entrants and to further understanding of procurement regulations.
The Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning (SUMP) process is seen as key to the development of sustainable, integrated transport in urban areas, and in wider city master plans. Although used successfully in many large cities to improve quality of life, transportation and the economy, small to medium authorities have fewer resources to address the multitude of transport problems they face: e.g. pollution, congestion at peak and tourist times, poor quality services, lack of intermodal and integrated transport and decaying infrastructures. The SUITS consortium will work to understand, provide and disseminate resources and skills to S-M authorities through the development of toolsets, on-line resources, webinars and workshops across EU.
This project is funded by the Horizon 2020 Programme of the European Union with nº reference 690650
Contribution to ITENE: 141.250,00 €
– An analysis of the capacities of local authorities in traffic data collection has been carried out, their needs, requirements and strengths. In addition, the different data collection methodologies available were examined and made known.
– Tools have been developed to support traffic data collection (MyPolisLive.net), tools for traffic condition analysis (congestion KPI) and the PP4TM tool which is able to analyse big data in a fast way. In addition, these tools were piloted in Greece and Italy.
– New business opportunities were developed in the cities involved in the project thanks to the above-mentioned data collection tools, which allow to know how these data can be analysed for the planning of sustainable urban mobility measures that favour in an integrative way the citizens and the logistic operators circulating in the city.
– Three guides were developed: “Innovative and sustainable financing”, “Business models for transport” and “Innovative procurement”.
– Work was carried out with cities to increase their capacities for change and to encourage the adoption and implementation of new sustainable, integrated and inclusive transport measures.
All these solutions are collected in the “SUITS Capacity building toolbox” which includes a learning programme, guides, webinars, case studies, best practices etc., developed in the SUITS project.