Identifying Sustainable Transport Practices in Urban Regions
For more on this project kindly contact:
Dr. Barry Wellar, MCIP
Department of Geography
University of Ottawa
Ottawa ON K1N 6N5
Methodologies for Identifying and
Ranking Sustainable Transport Practices
in Urban Regions
Summary of Key Project Particulars
Project Objective: Transport Canada would like to revisit the concept of "best practices" to help understand the impact of the Urban Transportation Showcase Program (UTSP), and to contribute to designing a rigorous system that could be used in the assessment and ranking of practices to make urban passenger transportation systems more sustainable. This work would inform ongoing policy and program discussions and developments. To promote understanding and discussion of this important topic, findings about methodologies for identifying and ranking best practices will be made available on the Transport Canada web site as a tool that urban transportation practitioners can use to assist in assessing project ideas and potential results.
Body of Work: 1. A comprehensive literature search and review of the state of the art/science in the design and application of methodologies for identifying and ranking sustainable transport practices in urban regions. 2. Consultation with experts and practitioners on the strengths and weaknesses of current methodologies for identifying and ranking or prioritizing sustainable transport practices in urban regions. 3. Development of a network of individuals with an interest in further assessing and extending the state of the art/science on methodologies used in identifying and ranking or prioritizing sustainable transport practices in general, and best practices in particular. 4 Development of a summary list of the variables/criteria used/considered in the identification of sustainable urban transportation best practices.
Project Sponsor: Transport Canada (Urban Transportation Programs, Environmental Initiatives)
Principal Investigator: Dr. Barry Wellar, Principal, Wellar Consulting Inc.; http://www.wellar.ca/wellarconsulting/; wellarb@...
Project Schedule: August 5, 2008 - February 1, 2009. A mid-point, status report will be submitted in late October.
Project Publications: As of this date (Sept. 2008) the Synopsis Report and Interim Report are published. All publications are posted online at http://www.wellar.ca/wellarconsulting/home.html, and are at other websites as opportunities related to the project objectives and body of work arise.
September 21, 2008