OPTIMA: Optimisation of Policies for Transport Integration in Metropolitan Areas: a Review of the Results for Nine European Cities



OPTIMA: Optimisation of Policies for Transport Integration in Metropolitan Areas: a Review of the Results for Nine European Cities

Authors

MAY A D, TIMMS P M, University of Leeds, UK, RAND L, Institute for Transport Economics, Norway and TOFFOLO S, Centre for the Study of Transport Systems, Italy

Description

The objectives of the OPTIMA project have been:

Abstract

The objectives of the OPTIMA project have been:

(i) to identify optima| urban transport strategies for a range of urban areas within the EU;

(ii) to compare the strategies which are specified as optimal in nine case study dries, and to assess the reasons for these differences;

(iii) to assess the acceptability and feasibility of implementation of these strategies both in the case study cities and more widely in the EU; and

(iv) to use the results to provide more general guidance on urban transport policy within the EU.

Further information about these objectives and details about the methods used to obtain them are given in an accompanying paper (Shepherd et al, 1997). The current paper presents the results.

Publisher

Association for European Transport