Cities are centres of economic activity, innovation and employment. Today, they face increasing challenges to their mobility systems such as carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, air quality, congestion, ambient noise, accidents and urban sprawl. Most of these problems are likely to get worse in the future as cities continue to grow in size and face demographic changes (such as ageing populations).
Many city authorities around the world do not have the necessary capacity or expertise required to develop strategies for addressing these problems. Therefore, the availability of tools and guidance documents is critical in helping cities to develop robust and cost-effective urban transport strategies.
Ricardo Energy & Environment has developed a web-based tool to help city authorities develop urban transport roadmaps that address the most pressing environmental, social and economic issues faced by their transportation systems
between now and 2030.