Evaluating best practices in convenient access to public transport
The PUM Action No. 3 Evaluating best practices in convenient access to public transport aims to understand and benchmark, on a consistent basis, how accessible public transport systems are in cities and regions. The action leaders the International Association of Public Transport (UITP), Walk21 Foundation and Verkehrsbetriebe Karlsruhe (VBK) have developed a common set of urban mobility indicators and best practice case studies on the walkability of cities and access to public transport.
Indicators and best practices will allow cities to benchmark themselves against other cities of a similar size and learn from each other. This is particularly relevant given that it can help to target better funding opportunities based on need and performance.
Scaling up the European Commission methodology and identifying best practices on ways to improve access through better walking and better public transport can make a significant contribution to SDG 11.2 by identifying ways to 'expand public transport'.