Welcome to KonSULT, the Knowledgebase on Sustainable Urban Land use and Transport.
KonSULT is designed to help policy makers, professionals and interest groups to understand the challenges of achieving sustainability in urban transport, and to identify appropriate policy measures and packages. It also provides detailed information on individual policy measures which will be of relevance to professionals, researchers and students. It has been developed since 2001 with support from the European Commission, the UK Department for Transport, the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and the Rees Jeffreys Road Fund, and is regularly updated to reflect the results of recent research.
The current version has been developed under the European Commission’s CH4LLENGE project to help cities identify the most effective policy measures and packages as input to their Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans.
It contains three levels of information:
Measure option generator: the Measure Option Generator allows cities quickly to identify those policy measures (or “instruments”) which may be of particular value in their context. Users specify their context, including their objectives and strategy and the Measure Option Generator provides suggestions at three levels:
For each suggested policy instrument, a link is provided to the more detailed information on it in the Policy Guidebook, thus enabling the user to assess more fully whether it would be applicable to their needs. A fuller outline is given in the Introductory Page to the Measure Option Generator.
Decision-Makers’ Guidebook: a Decision-Makers’ Guidebook presents the challenges facing those responsible for urban transport policy, offers a logical structure for tackling those challenges, and provides guidance on each stage in that logical structure. In particular it offers a fuller explanation of each of the concepts used in the Policy Guidebook. It is based on a four year research programme under the European Commission’s City of Tomorrow programme. A fuller outline is given in the Introductory Page to the Decision-Makers’ Guidebook.