São Tomé en Principe is an independent democracy with 200,000 inhabitants. It is an archipelago and is threatened by the sea. A large integral project is now being set up to protect the coast in a sustainable way. Many agencies are involved. MOVE Mobility is conducting the mobility study, including the design of the 7 km long Boulevard.
The assignment is part of the project “Green Cities: Integrated Sustainable Urban Transport for the City of Batumi and the Achara Region” ISTBAR. The project is funded by the Global Environmental Facility and implemented by UNDP.
Meant as a response to the pressing issues that urban transport is facing in Georgia, this assignment proposed a national vision, policy guidelines (based on the Enable – Avoid – Shift – Improve framework) and a set of strategic interventions in various areas related to urban transport (public transport, NMT, traffic management and safety, travel demand, institutional and financial arrangements) in order to improve accessibility and mobility in Georgian urban areas. The stated purpose of this assignment was:
to facilitate and support the formulation of the National Strategy and Policy Framework on Sustainable Low-Carbon Urban Transport;
to encourage the development of low-carbon urban transport systems and;
to improve the quality and sustainability of urban transport (including all modes of urban transport) and road traffic safety in Georgian cities.
The results of the project would help Georgian cities to move towards achieving their Covenant of Mayors (CoM) commitment to reduce emissions with 20% by the year 2020, compared with the business-as-usual (BAU) scenario, by providing local and national authorities the tools that can be used to shift current practices towards sustainable actions in the urban transport sector. The proposals have been developed based on stakeholders input, but also based on experiences of European countries and cities that have proved to be most successful in addressing the challenges of urban transport, adapting the lessons to Georgian reality.
The Municipality of Darbandikhan in the Kurdistan Region wishes to create a more sustainable mobility system in the city. Therefore, it needs a coherent and well-planned traffic and transportation system. Together with View Pioneer, MOVE Mobility supported the Municipality of Darbandikhan during the process of integrated planning (strategic networking). This is essential for the future of cities that want to shift their mobility system from car use to multimodality with consistent networks for walking, cycling, public transport and car. In this process we involved stakeholders. The use of a tool and adequate data collection is crucial. The final product was a complete analysis of the current network and traffic situation with proposed projects for the future that will make Darbandikhan a ‘Smart Moving City’.
Our main activities and outputs of the project were: Analysing the existing situation related to all transport modes, coordinating data collection processes (counting, interviews, surveys), setting mobility visions and goals, organising workshops and consultation meetings with all concerned stakeholders, drawing up the urban mobility plan with recommendations, and communicating the results.
A consortium of Antea Group, MOVE Mobility, IP3 and Consultec is working on a feasibility assessment of the Beira Port access road. The strategic location of Mozambique in Southern Africa, gives the country a vital role in the region’s transport and communication services network. As a supplier of rail and road traffic services in Southern Africa, Mozambique has positioned itself as a privileged access to the sea, for import and export of goods to and from several Southern African countries.
The project is part of the plans for the development of the Beira transport corridor. The Beira Masterplan describes the development of parts of the EN6 to an artificial road in the future. The new port access road will lighten traffic on the EN6.
The objective of the requested study is to conduct a sound assessment of the current traffic situation to/from and within city and to/from the port of Beira, identify possible options to overcome observed problems, including the construction of a new port access road, and assess the feasibility of each option. The assignment is set-up in two stages, with a go/no-go decision foreseen in between.
The outcomes of the port access road project are:
To improve port access;
To improve road safety and the living conditions in Beira;
To attract investors and stimulate industrial and economic development;
To improve the cooperation between the port authority and the municipality of Beira.
MOVE Mobility moderated two workshops with stakeholders in order to get a better understanding of the potential role of the network, the vital link with urban development and the need to carefully consider the possible impact of the new or altered infrastructure. We collected traffic date, prepared our tool the MOVE Meter, analysed the current traffic situation and made a forecast for the future situation.