COMMON TOOL FOR ACTION PLAN ELABORATION
Summary description of the key features of the tool
Within the project, partners defined shared procedure and methods for the elaboration of
the “SOLEZ Action Plans”, identifying local based priorities and demand-oriented
measures for increasing the effectiveness and acceptability of traffic regulation policies in
The final purpose of this Tool is to support competent Local Administrations from Central
Europe cities in the elaboration and drawing up of a strategic and implementation-driven
transport planning document for defining effective and shared low-carbon mobility actions
targeted to short-medium timeframes as well as longterm visions at Functional Urban Areas
level (FUAs). It provides a common and smart step-by-step process that Public Administrators
can follow to draw their Action Plans, congruent and compatible with the most relevant
and well-recognized European sustainable mobility planning Guidelines, and able to take
into account other relevant transport sectors plans, policies and strategies already adopted
in the FUA.
The developed methodology foresee 6 steps that goesfrom an assessment of the existing
low-carbon mobility framework at FUA level, to a mobility diagnosis and goals setting which
finally leads to the identification of effective low-carbon mobility actions, that will be either
“quick win” solution targeted to short-medium term and strategies to long-term vision,
covering all transport modes, passengers and freight mobility aiming to improving quality of
life for all FUA citizens.
The developed guidelines are available in English and are now being applied and tested in 8
FUAs directly involved in the SOLEZ project.
Expected impact and benefits of the tool for the concerned territories and target groups
- The proposed Tool can help Public Administrators from Central Europe cities to define more
effective and sustainable low-carbon mobility strategies for their territories, by
shifting the focus from the city to the FUA dimension, supporting co-planning and
coordination of interventions between central city and hinterland municipalities;
- promoting the identification and adoption of a coherent mix of both “push” measures
(ex. tools, traffic restrictions, LEZ, etc.) and “pull” interventions (ex. info-mobility
services, improved public transport offer, etc.), to increase acceptability and
effectiveness of proposed interventions;
- offering a simplified and accessible instrument forlow-carbon mobility planning, that
can represent the first step for the subsequent adoption of other and completer
instruments for sustainable and integrative planning processes in transport and
mobility sector, like the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs) and other.
Sustainability of the tool and its transferability to other territories and stakeholders
The Guidelines have been designed ensuring overall compatibility and compliance with the
most relevant and well-recognized European sustainable mobility planning guidelines and
other existing supporting instruments for planning,designing and implementation of
sustainable transport measures, in order to maximize sustainability and transferability
beyond project territories.
The proposed process has been kept as simple and straightforward as possible, to be easily
implementable also in smaller municipalities and with no or minimum need for external
Within the end of the second project year, togetherwith the guidelines 8 real SOLEZ Action
Plans related to 8 different FUAs will be also available. This will further contribute to
promote replication and support the adoption of thedeveloped Tool in other territories.