Transferability of sustainable urban mobility measures

Author: Macário R. and Marques C. (2008)

Journal: Research in Transportation Economics, Volume 22, Issue 1, 2008, Pages 146-156

Keywords: Best practices, Transferability, Urban mobility

This paper describes an approach developed to identify common elements of city performance that have transferability potential across a number of cities. The findings provide a wealth of information sourced from 200 measures in 19 European cities. A transferability framework is proposed, that uses ideas from traditional top-down approaches using city clustering to infer the transferability of measures, as well as elements of a bottom-up approach, based on the concept of “measure enabling context”. Systems’ thinking diagramming was used to depict relationships between measures, drivers and barriers, portraying the feedbacks at work and the cause–effect relationships, to establish appealing preconditions for transferability.