Measure Selection for Urban Transport Policy

  • Anthony D. MayEmail author


This chapter focuses on the selection of urban transport measures as a central element in the development of transport plans. Measure selection is a challenge because of the growing number of policy measures available and the lack of evidence on the performance of many of them. The chapter draws on recent European guidance designed to help cities to select suitable measures and package them more effectively to achieve a wide range of objectives or overcome identified transport-related problems. In doing so, it considers the range of measures and the evidence on them; the design of packages; the development of strategies; and the constraints on implementing specific measures and ways of overcoming them. It then introduces a knowledgebase, KonSULT, whose Measure Option Generator and Policy Guidebook are designed to assist cities with this crucial task. Subsequently it considers the contribution of the range of available policy measures to the specific objective of enhanced public health. It concludes with a series of recommendations for good practice in measure selection generally, and more specifically for the selection of policy measures to enhance public health.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of LeedsLeedsUK

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