Urban Mobility – Plans National Approaches and Local Practice


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This publication reviews urban mobility planning from various countries and showcases a growing number of examples calling for a shift away from the traditional, infrastructure-oriented approach towards sustainable and people-oriented planning. The intention of this document is to support local policy-makers and experts at [the] national level in shaping state-of-the-art national policy frameworks for urban transport planning.

Urban Mobility Plans (UMP) are used as [a] planning tool and policy instrument to guide development of transport in urban areas and their surroundings (often applied for a wider transport region). National guidelines for urban mobility planning provide orientation to local authorities. In several countries, such as Brazil, France, and India, the development of Urban Mobility Plans has become an obligatory requirement for receiving national government funds for local transport projects.