Why is There a Need to Develop Capacity in Local Authorities

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SUITS was developed in 2015 and conducted between 2016 and 2021. It was developed specifically to address the climate change crisis through providing resources for local authorities to develop and implement sustainable transport measures. Such measures could take the form of, for example, traffic regulations and enforcement, new lower pollutant vehicles, new transport systems and services, or support for active forms of transport—cycling and walking. The development of such measures may require a strategic, integrated master plan (SUMP), but such an ambitious plan may not be possible for smaller local authorities.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCapacity Building in Local Authorities for Sustainable Transport Planning.
EditorsAndree Woodcock, Janet Saunders, Keelan Fadden-Hopper, Eileen O'Connell
PublisherSpringer Nature
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)978-981-19-6962-1
ISBN (Print)978-981-19-6961-4
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 1 Jan 2023

Publication series

NameSmart Innovation, Systems and Technologies
ISSN (Print)2190-3018
ISSN (Electronic)2190-3026

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2023, Transport for West Midlands.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Decision Sciences(all)
  • Computer Science(all)


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