EC 5th FW: Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development
Key Action 4: The City of Tomorrow and Cultural Heritage
Last update 25.10.2005
What is PROMPT ?
Through several selected case studies in all the
six participating countries, we study the conditions for pedestrians according to safety,
accessibility, comfort, attractiveness and intermodality (walking linked with other modes
of transportation). Further, we also study the strategies and experiences of
implementation of various measures to promote walking. However, it is crucial to consider
how these issues work together. Thus, we will finally have an integrated approach for
finding good comprehensive solutions.
The basis for our analyses is the individuals
own decision making on mobility. We analyze different user groups, climatic conditions,
and cultural differences in behaviour as well as differences in city structure. The most
vulnerable users and the most troublesome situations are taken as yardsticks for our
analyses. Consequently, we focus on schoolchildren, elderly people, disabled people and
persons carrying burdens. The selected cases have implicitly a climatic and cultural
variety. Our aim is to focus more on suburbs than on city centres. We consider cases at
the street level as well as at the urban level.
Each country conducts data collection and analyses
of their own cases according to the previously mentioned study themes. We base our
analyses on a commonly agreed methodological framework. Our methods vary from rigorous
models to subjective assessments, depending on the theme. Each theme has a leader, whose
responsibility it is to define the common methods and evaluation criteria to be applied
for that particular theme. However, all criteria are discussed before their application
within our project group in order to get a consensus on them. Finally, each leader
provides a thematic synthesis of all the cases according to their own specific theme. Our
ultimate task is to assess the results concurrently in order to discover holistic and
multidisciplinary tools and solutions applicable for various local and general European
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