Asian Cities discuss Metropolitan Mobility
At the SMMR event “Innovative Concepts for Sustainable Mobility in Asia” at the EST Forum in Hanoi, representatives of metropolitan regions and national governments discussed sustainable urban mobility planning, innovative methods for data collection and analysis for evidence-based planning and metropolitan transport executives for the Asian metropolitan regions.
With its comprehensive approach and involvement of various stakeholders, Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning (SUMP) was presented by the led author of the original SUMP Guidelines, Rupprecht Consult, as a flexible approach that can be adapted to local needs and capacities of the dynamic medium-sized metropolitan regions in Asia. For ASEAN, the SMMR project will develop a Green Paper on SUMP for the ASEAN.
Nong Khai (Thailand) and Vientiane (Laos) emphasised their cooperation on facilitating a modal shift at the Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge. The delegate of Cambodia spoke about the potentials of modern data collection and analysis for transport planning. Lalitpur (Nepal) explained their approach to sustainable transport with a strong focus on active mobility. The policies for improving cycling in Hoi An (Vietnam), supported by the TUMI initiative, caught the delegate’s attention.
For organising public transport in metropolitan regions effectively, the event discussed the potentials of metropolitan transport executives (MTE). The International Association of Public Transport (UITP) introduced examples of such organising authorities across Asia. For medium-sized metropolitan regions in ASEAN, the SMMR project will develop a Green Paper on MTE.
- Sustainable urban mobility planning in metropolitan regions – Dr. Susanne Böhler, Rupprecht Consult
- Gathering Data for Integrated Planning – Kong Sophal, MPWT Cambodia
- Thai-Lao cross-border connection in Vientiane/NongKhai – Lamkha Saignasane, DPWT Vientiane and Somwang AREEAUE, Nong Khai Province
- Towards Smart City Solutions, the pilot bike-sharing scheme in Hoi An – Trương Thi Quynh Trang, GIZ
- Organising Metropolitan Transport Effectively – Gayang Ho, UITP
- Supporting Low Carbon Plans for Urban Basic Services in the contextof the New Urban Agenda – Dr. Shritu Shrestha, Wuppertal Institute