Evidence: Proven Economic Benefits of Sustainable Transport Measures

Event date: 26/04/2017 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Maldron Hotel
97-107 Pearse St, Grand Canal Dock, Dublin 2 Dublin 2, Ireland Ireland

Tickets: €0.00 - €50.00

EVIDENCE is a 3-year EU-funded project coordinated by Arcadis working with leading specialists in sustainable transport from across Europe. The project team has undertaken a systemic review of the published sources of data that have evaluated the economic benefits of sustainable transport measures. EVIDENCE has now published a summary of key evidence sources available to support the view that investing in sustainable transport measures produces outcomes that are economically successful (see www.EVIDENCE-project.eu).
This enhanced knowledge should help facilitate effective integration of sustainable transport measures into urban mobility plans by providing robust evidence around which to develop a credible business plan for investment.

Both the public and private sector have a limited amount of funding available. It is crucial to understand how best to use this investment efficiently to address urban mobility issues in a manner that maximises economic benefits. EVIDENCE shows that interventions and investments that support a higher level of walking, cycling and public transport are as effective (if not more) as traditional transport infrastructure projects. The data can be used to help remove doubts and build confidence that SUM investment is good for the economy.

The project is intended to highlight opportunities to unlock value from sustainable transport investment. To deliver this, governments need to ensure that promotion of sustainable urban mobility plans is supported by restructured funding arrangements. Across the EU member states are missing opportunities to optimise economic benefits by adopting sustainable urban mobility initiatives. This is set against a political backdrop of prioritising investment to aide economic recovery. Image Credit.

Speaker Ms Dima Fadda, Consultant, ARCADIS Consulting
Ms Fadda works as a Transport Planning Consultant for Arcadis Consulting. She has a a particular focus on Transport Modelling (Microsimulation), junction design and improvement, and transport assessment studies. She completed a B.Sc. in Civil Engineering from An Najah National University; Nablus-Palestinian Territories. She was also awarded a M.Sc. in Transport Systems from The Royal Institute of Technology KTH, Stockholm-Sweden, and she worked at the EU Commission, DG Mobility and Transport (Move) in Brussels before joining the Arcadis transport planning team.

The talk will begin at 1 pm with lunch served at 12.30pm. To register for the talk you can email at the following barry.mccann@itsireland.ie or use the booking form below.

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