EPOMM - the European Platform on Mobility Management - has released its February 2015 e-bulletin, on the theme of Integrating Land Use Planning and Mobility Management*. The UK, like other countries, would benefit greatly from integrating these two disciplines (not to mention the related fields of transport planning, town planning, urban design and architecture). The e-bulletin serves as a very interesting overview of best practice on this highly important topic.
Synopsis: Land use planning, urban development and transport planning are usually handled quite separate from one another. To achieve sustainable development, these instruments should be applied together. Mobility management can be the 'glue' that integrates the disciplines – and we will show how European countries and cities are exploring and reinforcing this integration. Large parts of the text are based on the results of the MAX project. Links can be found at the end of this e-update.
The e-bulletin can be read online here: http://www.epomm.eu/index.php?id=2618
As the UK national body represented within EPOMM, Act TravelWise copy-edits the English version of the e-bulletin and distributes it within the UK.
* Note that 'mobility management' is the European term equating roughly to transport demand management (TDM) - the 'soft measures' aimed at travel behaviour change away from single-occupancy car use, sometimes referred to as 'smarter choices' in the UK.