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Urban RESEARCH: GUIDE Click here to browse the final summary report

Project Acronym: GUIDE
Type of contract: Shared Cost
Project title: Group for Urban Interchanges Development & Evaluation
URL: http://www.interchanges.co.uk
Main contractor: THE MVA CONSULTANCY
Type organisation: Industry
Country: GB
Start date & duration: 1998-01-01 - 15 months
Area: Urban
Relevant tasks: 5.3.20
Total cost in kECUs: 571
Total EU contribution in kECUs: 299


Objectives of research

Main objectives:

This project is concerned with the interface between existing and potential passengers and urban public transport systems. The accessibility of public transport and the quality of interchange (two distinct functions of the passenger interface) are crucial factors affecting the overall attractiveness of public transport. Increased public transport share of travel is essential to the long-term well-being of most urban areas, as is encouragement of more sustainable modes such as cycling and walking. Interest in the subject of passenger interface with public transport has grown over the last few years. GUIDE is an international group including a number of large public transport operators in capitals and major cities across Europe. It has been formed in order to: - identify and summarise European research carried out on passenger interface issues; - establish a framework for collaborative research amongst European urban public transport providers and planners on topics concerned with improving the passenger interface; - assess best practice in functional specification and design aspects of the passenger interface, by peer group review of selected case studies; - disseminate the outputs from these activities through publications, the preparation of an illustrated best practice guide, and a European seminar of interested parties. The principal benefits of the project will be increased awareness of the importance of interface issues, co-ordination of the research activities of many leading players and rapid implementation of best practice through the active involvement of many major public transport operators.

Demo Sites:

The sites for Case Studies include: Athens, Birmingham, London, Manchester, Paris and Cities in The Netherlands where organisations belonging to the Group are involved in the provision and planning of public transport services.

Links with other projects, tasks, areas, programmes, policy actions:
PIRATE, MIMIC, ADONIS, WALCYNG, AQUAFOR and CATRIV Intermodality Task Force


Participants

Organisation Type Country
THE MVA CONSULTANCY Industry GB
ARISTOTLE UNIVERSITY OF THESSALONIKI Education GR
UPPSALA UNIVERSITY Education SE
LONDON REGIONAL TRANSPORT Industry GB
WEST MIDLANDS PASSENGER TRANSPORT EXECUTIVE Other GB
GREATER MANCHESTER PASSENGER TRANSPORT EXECUTIVE Other GB
N.V. NEDERLANDSE SPOORWEGEN Industry NL
RÉGIE AUTONOME DES TRANSPORTS PARISIENS Industry FR
ECOLE NATIONALE DES PONTS ET CHAUSSÉES Education FR
CENTRE D'ETUDES SUR LES RÉSEAUX, LES TRANSPORTS, L'URBANISME ET LES CONSTRUCTION PUBLIQUES Other FR
ATTILKO METRO A.E. Other GR

Coordinator's name: Dr. George TERZIS
Address: THE MVA CONSULTANCY
MVA House Victoria Way,
GU2 1DD Woking, Surrey
GB
Tel: +44-1483-728051
Fax: +44-1483-755207
E-mail: (email removed)


European Commission Contact Point

Name: Mr. Remi MAYET
Tel: +32-2-2964677
Fax: +32-2-2954349
 
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