Project Results Implementation Sites
Implementation Sites

Introduction to the Implementation Sites

The implementation of four LTPNs located in very different contextual circumstances across the EU was the core element of the TRAVEL PLAN PLUS project. The implementation partner clusters were chosen for their diversity but also their commonality in terms of energy, congestion and environmental issues and, as such, they formed ideal participants within the consortium. They continue to be united in their desire to address the basic issue of energy efficiency and transport and view the development and continuation of LTPNs as a major way of achieving this objective.

As a result of their commitment, Local Travel Plan Networks were implemented in Stockholm (SWE), Cambridge (UK), Bages (ES) and Györ (HU) (see map).

Implementation sites

The specific details of the sites are illustrated in the Table below. For further information on each, please click the relevant hyperlinks.

Characteristics
Location
Cambridgeshire Stockholm Györ Bages
Legal / cultural Anglo Saxon Scandinavian Eastern European Latin
Transport conditions Heavily congested; high car ownership; separation of residential and employment centres necessitating car use; constrained street configuration Airport located between two cities; new 'cargo hub' needs ground transport solutions; freight and personnel; workforce growing rapidly (700 to 1500) Low car ownership (rapidly growing); heavy traffic on national road in city centre; close to central functions (schools, city hall, stations, shops) Important industrial sector on edge of small town (75,000 inhabitants); new mobility management arrangements needed to serve them
Sector Business Park Airport Education (schools) Industrial Park
Site Type City-edge Rural (airport is 'city' itself) Mainly inner city Edge-of-city-centre / suburban
LTPN Launch Date November 2009 September 2010 March 2009 November 2010
LTPN Type Area Travel Plan but with elements of Neighbourhood Transport Forum Area Travel Plan Educational Institute Network based around an Area Travel Plan Area Travel Plan
Further Details
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Summary of chosen locations

Progress during the project

During TRAVEL PLAN PLUS a LTPN was launched at each of the four sites. The impact that they have had during this time is summarised in the table below.

Indicator Cambridgeshire Stockholm Györ Bages
Percentage of organisations that are positive towards a LTPN 97% 80% 79% 45%
Percentage of organisations that have joined the LTPN 100% 80% 75% 45%
Percentage of individuals who are aware of the alternatives offered 32% 8% 100% 3%
Percentage of individuals that have changed travel behaviour 30% N/A 10% N/A
Percentage change in single occupancy car use -6% 0% -3% -3%
Percentage change in energy use +5% +44% -9% -1%

Across each of the TRAVEL PLAN PLUS sites, there was a growing awareness and acceptance of the LTPN concept amongst organisations and people. In terms of mode shift and energy reductions from TRAVEL PLAN PLUS, the results have been mixed. Thus, a reduction in single occupancy car use was achieved at three sites, and energy use was cut at two sites. However, the set targets were not met anywhere. Two reasons in particular affected the results:

  1. At two sites the LTPNs took longer than planned and so a complete package of measures has not yet been implemented.
  2. Energy use is dependent upon multiple factors, and in Cambridgeshire for example a reduction in private car trips was cancelled out by an increase in travel distances.

Future Work

All TRAVEL PLAN PLUS LTPNs will continue beyond the project. See individual partner sites to find out more details of what is planned in Cambridge, Stockholm, Györ and Bages.