The Urban Transport Benchmarking Initiative is a EU funded project gathering a group of participants representing local and regional urban transport stakeholders from 35-40 cities.
The objective is to undertake a comparative analysis across stakeholders by gathering a set of common performance indicators covering urban passenger and freight transport, exploring several thematic working groups on topics agreed by the participants, organising site visits for the working groups through which to indentify and study best practices and disseminating the results.
The project is managed by a consortium of three companies: Transport and Travel Research Ltd (TTR), the International Association of Public Transport (UITP) and the Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe (REC).
The end of year 2 conference has been held in Brussels on 29th June and presented the findings and best practices identified by the four working groups: cycling and walking, social behaviours, uraban transport organisation and policy, demand management.
Reports will be available in August on the project website. Proposal for new themes has been presented and the launch of year 3 is planned for next Autumn. Interested cities have still the opportunity to participate.