Transport demand and mobility patterns are in constant change - globally, regionally, locally, across different user-groups and the personal life-span of an individual. Globalisation, urbanisation, new technologies, environmental hazards, aging of the population and new consumption patterns of the younger generations all influence how much we travel, the way we travel and what the impacts of these changes are in social, environmental and economic terms. Due to administrative borders and institutional “silos” many urban areas face challenges related to changes in travel demand that cannot be solved within a single municipality or by a single public authority. Commuting Master Plan (CMP) and planning for multi-modal and sustainable regional mobility is one way to tackle these challenges.
The aim of this document is to provide guidance and tips for compiling Commuting Master Plans in urban regions, give recommendations on which aspects to include and what to pay special attention to. It will also provide recommendations for possible solutions to the key challenges.
An updated version of the guidelines for compiling Commuting Master Plans can be found here!