Type
Position Papers
Author
Prof. dr.-ing. Gerd-Axel Ahrens
Organization
Technische Universitšt, Dresden (Germany)
Published in
2009
Submitted by
Peter Midgley, gTKP
Related theme(s)
Urban Mobility
Region
Europe (EU)
Country
Germany

Sustainable Urban Transport Plans (SUTPs)

Unbalanced traffic growth with urban sprawl, environmental problems, accidents and congestion require better coordinated planning, design and management of the urban scheme and transport plan. An integrated approach is introduced and with its most important features characterized. The state of the art of transport master planning in Europe is briefly reflected upon. SUTPs are increasingly necessary as a precondition to obtain funding for urban transport measures by EU and national authorities.