The Final Conference of CEDR Call 2015 “User Needs in a Multimodal Context” will take place on May 9 in Brussels, Belgium, with a pre-conference evening event on May 8.
This CEDR programme has funded two research projects aiming to advance national road authorities’ understanding of transport users’ motives and needs for choosing different transport modes as well as of the impacts of appropriate incentives for a modal shift. The two projects have focused on three primary themes:
- Multimodality for a decrease in car usage
- Consideration of vulnerable road users in a multimodal context
- Impact of new technologies on modal choice
This research has been conducted by the ISAAC and STTRIDE projects:
STTRIDE: Smarter Travel Technology Review for Investment Decisions: STTRIDE has reviewed travellers’ needs, assessed the role of emerging technology in meeting those needs and developed recommendations for NRASs to make the best possible use of technological advances to deliver positive modal shift.
ISAAC – Stimulating safe walking and cycling within a multimodal transport environment: ISAAC has developed evidence-based recommendations to achieve modal shift in favour of walking and cycling – without compromising road safety, social security and comfort. The project outputs include an interactive checklist and guidelines for local and regional policy makers. Access them here: www.pedbikeplanner.eu
This conference will present the final results of the STTRIDE and ISAAC projects and look ahead to the next step: how can these results be implemented into practice by CEDR members across Europe?
The conference is organised in partnership with POLIS, the network of European cities and regions working together to develop innovative technologies and policies for local transport.