Statistically, the number of passengers and daily time spent travelling has remained stable for the last fifteen years. On the other hand, the distance travelled and the average speed have considerably increased. Local governments and transport authorities are confronted with two major issues: comply with the needs of urban mobility while observing dictates of sustainable development and strengthen the economic attractiveness of urban areas by better access to their services.
The goal of this thematic group was to help decision-makers by proposing to them choice and co-ordination procedures as well as innovative solutions, tested in real life.
In order to efficiently realise this thematic group, it followed different pistes: alternative choices to the private car, parking schemes, access to an urban area by public transport, and public transport networks of the future. At the same time, research is based on urban freight and on comprehensive management of urban trips.
See main programme form for Predit 2 for details.