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Decision-making in sustainable uban mobility planning: Common practice and future directions


Frederic Rudolph

Colin Black

Kain Glensor


Oliver Lah

James McGeever

Giuliano Mingardo

Aljaz Plevnik

Martijn Streng


This paper highlights the challenges for cities in selecting sustainable and cost-effective transport and mobility measures. Thereby it shall provoke thought on the implications for decision-making resulting from Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans. Firstly, an understanding of the challenges of determining a transport project’s viability will be conveyed. Secondly, the paper presents five case studies of sustainable urban mobility planning and the role of project appraisal in those policy-making processes.
In discussing the challenges of traditional project-appraisal and examining actual local decision-making, the paper finds some crucial challenges in the appraisal of small-scale sustainable transport activities. It concludes by highlighting potential implications of these.


Rudolph, F., Black, C., Glensor, K., Hüging, H., Lah, O., McGeever, J., …Streng, M. (2015). Decision-making in sustainable uban mobility planning: Common practice and future directions. World Transport Policy and Practice, 21(3), 54-64

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jul 1, 2015
Publication Date Jan 1, 2015
Journal World Transport Policy and Practice
Print ISSN 1352-7614
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 21
Issue 3
Pages 54-64
Keywords sustainable urban mobility plan (SUMP), transport project appraisal, cost-benefit analysis, decision-making
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