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The objective of this study was to propose an analytical framework to evaluate progress towards sustainability in urban mobility planning and management and to test it with selected case studies.

The report outlines the findings of the study carried out in five selected cities that represent main areas of activity of the Car Free Cities network. Car Free Cities aims to promote a new mobility culture for urban areas and comprises over 60 cities in Europe. What seems to be interesting and new in the approach presented in this report is the application of a selection of indicators, which are fairly easily available to the local authorities. They are analysed in such a way as to allow an attempt to evaluate the impacts of a given mobility policy on the progress towards sustainability of the urban area.

The five cities analysed are Barcelona, Bremen, Nottingham, Strasbourg and Turin. The case studies were selected on the basis of the main areas of activity of the Car Free Cities network and also took into account geographical balance and equal representation of various urban dimensions. ns.

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Authors: LONZA RICCI L, JRC Institute for Prospective Technological Studies, Seville (ES)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 19748 EN (2001), pp. 78. Euro: Free of charge
Availability: Available from European Commission, JRC Knowledge Management Unit, Ispra (IT) Tel: +39 033278 9843 or +39 033278 9864 Fax: +39 033278 9623 E-mail:
Record Number: 200214238 / Last updated on: 2002-01-15
Original language: en
Available languages: en