Global program for urban mobility experts: Excellent Cities

22 May 2017

Cities are growing

Worldwide cities are growing rapidly. In the year 2050 more than 70% of the world’s population will be living in cities. Cities and metropolitan regions are the economic engine of countries. Meanwhile cities are facing massive mobility issues. Road-networks are heavily congested, public transport-systems are insufficient and cycling is unsafe. Mobility planning has become a key-factor in a succesfull further development of our cities. Cities will have to make crucial changes in their mobility planning to be able to adapt to the increasing population in a proper sustainable way.

Our vision: excellent cities using successful mobility planning

Excellent cities are economic vital, attractive, sustainable and social equitable. We believe in the power of mobility planning as a tool in the hand of governments to improve our cities in all these fields. With our program “Excellent Cities” we provide more than 50 years of experience in urban mobility planning for excellent cities in the Netherlands, one of the most populated countries in the world.  We understand all aspects of urban mobility in design, effects and tooling but also in actor-involvement, descision-making and engineering. We are three companies, one family: Goudappel Coffeng (consultancy), DAT Mobility (tooling) and Move Mobility (international projects). Founded in 1963 with over 250 mobility-experts.

Purpose driven, integrated and effect-based
  • integrated: we think and work with integrated networks. Three mobility networks in our cities are influencing each other and need to be designed in coherent ways: car-networks, crossings and parking, public transportnetworks and cycling and walking. Urban developments and spatial development interact with these networks.
  • purpose-driven: for us mobility is no goal in itself. It aims to improve the economic vitality, the spatial development, the urban quality, the social equity and the environmental impact in our cities.
  • evidence-based: we are binding together a quantitative approach using a variety of mobility-data and designing skills of urban mobility-systems on different levels (regional, local). The result is a compelling plan with clear evidence on the effects.

 

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