Important topics in transport planning are similar throughout Europe. Transport planners focus on congestion, air quality, safety, noise, liveability etcetera. Although main subject and local circumstances vary, underlying structures and solution are fairly common. Local solutions may offer valuable insights for researchers and policy makers throughout Europe. Land use and transport policy has been a track session in most of the EUSOP conferences so far, stressing the importance of the topic in planning in general.
This is a subject for debate among those who would be interested in participating. In a broad sense the workgroup should contribute to the creation and maintenance of a network of researchers and lecturers who are involved in issues of transport planning, policy, infrastructure and land use. This network could be used for many different things. It can be used to share and discuss research results, to learn about each others teaching in this field, to start research projects among different members of the network, to take the initiative to publish research results, to comment on transport planning experiments such as road pricing initiatives, etc.
- Land use and transport interactions
- Public transport
- Soft modes
- Freight transport
- Road design
- Safety standards
- Interactions between technology and behaviour
- The role of technology in transport planning
- ITS, such as Intelligent Speed Adaptation
- New transport systems
- International transport planning
- European transport planning
- Comparison of local and national policies