- Mobility Plans on a local Scale: Methodology, Results and Application    click here to open paper content684 kb
by    Martinez, Luís & Viegas, José M. & Silva Sintra, Elisabete A. | lmartinez@netcabo.pt   click here to send an email to the auther(s) of this paper
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This paper reports on the studies of mobility plans at a local scale, describing the framework and the development of the entire project.
During the last decade have been developed Mobility Plans in many cities of the world. These studies evaluate the configuration of the current mobility status and develop some interventions in order to solve particular problems at a city scale, sometimes making use of legal instruments such as regulation. A Mobility Plan on a local scale intends to analyze and solve problems of a neighborhoods (parish) that sometimes are not visible at a city scale. These kinds of studies are specially oriented to pedestrians, residents parking and the livable communities’ concept.
This article defines a comprehensive methodology of analysis to this kind of studies and applies it on a neighborhood in the city of Lisbon (neighborhood of Graça). The problems identified and the solutions proposed in this article focus on the pedestrian circulation and their conflict with the car flow and the parked cars, the lack of resident parking specially off-street parking, the insufficiency of public equipments for residents and the deficient land use mixture to promote a better livable borough.
Some of the conclusions point to the importance of developing these kind of integrated analysis, not only for implementation and project development, but also as a powerful decision making tool that will grant an understanding and easy acceptance of local citizens.
Mobility Plans, Parking, Traffic, Pedestrians, Land use, traffic calming
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