The EVIDENCE project has reviewed 22 different transport measures (e.g. Cycling, Walking, E-Ticketing, Travel Information) under 7 themes (e.g. Demand Management Strategies, Urban Freight, Less Car-Dependent Mobility Options). You can select your theme of interest and download in-depth reviews on each of the 22 measures or shorter summary reviews.
EVIDENCE is a strategic initiative funded by the European Commission's Executive Agency for SMEs, designed to unlock the potential of SUMP implementation. Quite often, the evidence that is available is ad-hoc, of varying quality and either inaccessible or unavailable within the timescales of decision making. However we know that evidence does exist, but often it’s not in an accessible format. Policy makers and professionals that need it, don’t have the time or resources to search through it and to gauge the credibility.
The EVIDENCE expert team have been working to solve this ‘credibility gap’, and so far we have:
- completed extensive research to identify existing data (research papers, reports, feasibility studies, etc.) available on the benefits of sustainable transport
- completed a series of peer reviews of this data to sort out the reliable research from the unreliable data
- based on the peer-reviewed data completed a set of 22 mobility measure reviews
- made the evidence (over 350 source documents) available on this website
- published a summary report, method report and in-depth report of the whole review process (see reports)
- produced training materials for academics and trainers
This enhanced knowledge will help facilitate effective integration of sustainable transport measures into urban mobility plans, improving the credentials as ‘sustainable’ urban mobility plans. In doing so countries, regions, towns and cities will be better placed to improve health, increase economic efficiency, enhance access to employment, reduce the running costs of transport systems and help manage financial demands for new infrastructure.