10 Years of the Generated Mobility Assessment Studies
Nominated for The Planning for Sustainable Land Use and Transport Award
Xavier Sanyer, Metropolitan Transport Authority of Barcelona
In 2006 the decree regulating the requirements of the generated mobility assessment studies was approved. These studies analyze the impact of the new mobility in the overall transport network. 10 years later, the MTA is promoting its revision.
In 2003 the Law 9/2003 of Mobility was approved by the Catalan parliament. This law was a pioneering regulation because it meant a change in the mobility model. The 9/2003 law aims to foster safety, sustainability and social inclusion values in a new mobility model and, furthermore, it promotes the convenience to link the urban developments and the expected mobility from the first stages of the urban planning.
In particular, section 18 of the Law states that, at least, territorial plans, master plans, municipal urban development plans and new facilities in accordance regulation, should include a generated mobility assessment study.
Thus, in 2006 the decree regulating the requirements of the generated mobility assessment studies was approved.
The Generated Mobility Assessment Studies plan the urban developments from the point of view of the sustainable mobility and analyze the impact of the new mobility in the overall transport network and not just from the traffic (cars) point of view.
Since adoption in 2006, almost 600 studies have been approved.
These studies have included a vast variety of proposals fostering the sustainable mobility such as new bike lanes and bike parking spaces, new stops for public transport, calming streets…
Currently the Metropolitan Transport Authority is promoting a review of the decree to add some aspects not considered when the decree was approved. Some of them are listed below:
• New urban and environment regulations
• New mobility players, as for example the electric car
• Conflicts with other regulations
• Freight mobility
The conference will evaluate tasks developed till today and how the Metropolitan Transport Authority of Barcelona faces the decree update.
Association for European Transport