Regional Action Plan the Role of Modal Interchange to Foster Low Carbon Urban Mobility
The Interregional site visit and staff exchange to Northeim, Germany in June 2019 provided SRA with the opportunity to see first-hand the Revitalization “Ilmebahn” good practice. SRA also viewed how this good practice was improving multi-modality and obtained more in- depth information on the 2-stage process for deciding on which rail tracks to bring back into services from the County of Northeim. Following the transferability workshop with stakeholders in October 2019, SRA forwarded a request for additional information to the County of Northeim. In particular, seeking an English translation of their comparative analysis and viability assessment framework. Inspiration for Policy Improvement Action 2 – Policy Need 5.2 SRA reviewed the comparative analysis and viability assessment framework discovered that the weightings put an emphasis on spatial planning – 20% weighting allocated to spatial planning including transport connectivity and 20% weighting allocated to sustainable mobility with a high emphasis on accessibility. This inspired SRA to improve another policy instrument the RSES, in particular RPO 176 “10 Minute Town and City concept to attain sustainable compact settlements, whereby, a range of community facilities and services are accessible in short walking and cycle timeframes from homes or are accessible by high quality public transport services by connecting people to larger scaled settlements delivering these services” by creating a new implementation tool consisting of a framework and methodology for the “10 Minute Town” concept.
Table 6.1: Description of Good Practice 1 used in policy improvement process
Good Practice & Interregional Site Visit & Staff Exchange
Title of Good Practice
Citizens Bus Bodenfelde
GP owner (region)
County of Northeim, Germany
Can this GP address the policy need(s) identified in Table 4.8 If yes, how?
Yes. This good practice provides a community bus service for citizens with mobility difficulties to ensure they can reach local services from their homes – supermarket, doctors, town hall, other transport connections. Inspiration for Policy Improvement Action 2 – Policy Need 5.2 The Interregional site visit and staff exchange to Northeim, Germany in June 2019 provided an opportunity to learn how this good practice was improving multi-modality and accessibility. Following the transferabilityworkshopwith SRA’s stakeholders inOctober 2019 SRA decided to use the above essential services as the basis of the services that citizens need to be connected to as part of the implementation tool created under the RSES RPO 176 “10 Minute Town” concept to improve low carbon urban mobility and modal interchange.
Table 6.2: Description of Good Practice 2 used in policy improvement process
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