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CREATE newsletter - June 2018

CREATE has come to an end! New partnerships have been created between cities, new perspectives on mobility have been fostered, and new actions are already taking off. Now it’s time to spread the results far and wide, and achieve congestion reduction throughout Europe and beyond. Our results are already making it to far-flung continents, and the perception around what it means to move forward with mobility is finally changing for the better.

 

Achievements of CREATE

 

CREATE has brought together a strongly engaged partnership of ten cities, three leading academic institutions, four consultancy and industry partners, plus EUROCITIES, to address the challenging question of how to contain traffic congestion by reducing reliance on the private car. Drawing on historical evidence, it has identified processes and procedures that enable cities to promote sustainable mobility and liveability, and reduce car dependence.

 

This has encouraged cities to innovate in various ways. For example, Adana has run its first ever public transport marketing campaign, and Tallinn has adopted a ‘Movement and Place’ street classification system which decisively switches the focus from ‘streets for vehicles’ to ‘streets for people’. Copenhagen and London are now incorporating scenario planning into their forward planning work, and all cities are actively developing future visions – going well beyond the scope of the conventional SUMP.

 

The strength of interest in the project can be gauged by the packed attendance at the two CREATE sessions held during the recent annual SUMP conference in Nicosia, and by invitations to present CREATE findings as far afield as Hong Kong, the Middle East, South America, Southern Africa and Australia.

 

These achievements have only been possible through the active participation of all partners, and I would like to personally thank them all. We have learnt a great deal from each other, and I am confident that CREATE will have a substantial and long-lasting legacy.

 

Prof. Peter Jones, Scientific Co-ordinator of CREATE

 

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