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MaaSLab experts advise in creating the Guidelines for a Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan, 2nd edition

25 October 2019

MaaSLab provided expert advice in creating the Guidelines for Developing and Implementing a Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning. Prof. Maria Kamargianni and Dr Melinda Matyas have co-authored the thematic topic which was adopted by the European Commission.

Mobility - photo by Mika Baumeister (Unsplash)

The publication of the second edition of the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan Guidelines has been announced. The SUMP Guidelines provide practical and applicable recommendations on how to implement the SUMP concept and develop a strategic plan for a sustainable development of urban areas. This revision is thus a more up-to-date version as a result of the takes into account the recent developments, rapid evolutions and related challenges affecting urban mobility. It now also contains new thematic guides and practitioner briefings supported by the European Commission to help develop and implement SUMPs including one containing contributions from MaaSLab's experts Prof. Maria Kamargianni and Dr Melinda Matyas.

What to find in the ‘Mobility as a service (MaaS) and Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning’ thematic guide:

The newly added thematic guide on Mobility as a service (MaaS) provides timely answers to questions related to the growing progression and evolution of urban mobility and particularly of Mobility as a Service (MaaS). The guide is available here.
MaaSLab experts and other co-authors provide a detailed practitioners briefing on what MaaS is and the opportunities, challenges (chapter 2) and special features it presents. They also point out the importance of integrating MaaS within the SUMP guidelines and principles (chapter 3) as well as how to prepare its implementation, within the SUMP cycle (chapter 4), precondition guidelines (chapter 5) and finally in through various operational and governance options and models (chapter 6).

About MaaSLab:

MaaSLab’s research focuses on new mobility technologies for passenger and freight, such as autonomous vehicles and drones, new mobility concepts, such as Mobility as a Service and Urban Air Mobility, and their integration with the existing transport systems (multimodality). It specialises on Behavioural demand modelling and social acceptance, Business Models, Harmonization of multimodal data and Multimodal transport modelling and simulation platforms.  MaaSLab’s team consists of economists, engineers, mathematicians, software developers, data and social scientists. MaaSLab has several research projects on the aforementioned topics, while it works closely with the industry and public authorities to make sure that the innovative solutions and methods are utilized in real-life and have an impact on society. 

Contact information:

https://www.maaslab.org/, bartlett.maaslab@ucl.ac.uk 
Prof. Maria Kamargianni, Associate Professor of Transport and Energy, Head of MaaSLab, m.kamargianni@ucl.ac.uk