Access regulations

CIVITAS thematic course


Description

There are over 500 urban vehicle access regulations (UVARs) in Europe, controlling entry of vehicles to an area of a town or city. They are implemented to improve the quality of life in towns and cities.
Often ‘soft measures’ to improve the situation can only go so far, and UVARs are needed in combination with the soft measures.

Content
  • Course introduction
  • Block 1: What is Access Regulations
  • Short introduction block 1
  • Types & Origin
  • Objectives
  • Best practice example: London Congestion Charging and Low Emission Zone
  • Best practice examples Germany & Netherlands
  • Examples Italian ZTLs
  • Test block 1
  • Block 2: Where to start?
  • Short introduction block 2
  • Assessment of problems
  • Looking for possible solutions
  • A Package of measures
  • A best practice scheme should be:
  • Test block 2
  • Block 3: Outlining a scheme
  • Short introduction block 3
  • Scheme Area
  • Entry requirements
  • Phasing and dates
  • Enforcement
  • Exemptions
  • Test block 3
  • Block 4: Issues to consider
  • Short introduction block 4
  • Modelling of final scheme
  • Socio-economic impact
  • Vehicle identification
  • Test Block 4
  • Block 5: Key ingredient for success
  • Short introduction block 5
  • Base requirement
  • Political leadership
  • Communication Strategy before implementation / 'marketing' of scheme
  • Information dissemination after the scheme has been decided
  • Test Block 5
  • Block 6: After implementation
  • Short introduction block 6
  • Complaints and Public Relations
  • Keep under review
  • Monitoring the scheme
  • Test Block 6
  • Block 7: Final test
  • Introduction Block 7
  • Further reading
  • Final test
  • The End
Completion rules
  • You must complete the test "Final test"
  • Leads to a certification with a duration: Forever