On 24 March, MORE held a public online event on the design and management of the public realm, titled Road space reallocation: governance challenges, practical issues & visions for future streets.
At the event, several MORE partners shared findings from the project and gathered feedback for the validation of results from key stakeholders working on the management and design of urban space in Europe and beyond. The event gathered more than 150 professionals from local authorities, transport and mobility operators, universities and consultancies.
The public event was held in two sessions. The first one focused on the governance challenges and practical issues related to road space reallocation. The second one focused on future needs and trends in transport demand and demographics.
Session 1: Road space reallocation: Governance challenges and practical issues
The first session will highlight the range of challenges to re-allocate road space, from governance-related aspects to practical issues, building on the findings of the MORE project. A recording of the session is available below.
- Introduction and overview of the MORE project, Peter Jones, University College London
- Tactical urbanism as a way to overcome governance challenges to road-space reallocation, Charlotte Halpern, Sciences Po
- Guidelines & indicators to revise the allocation of road space in cities, Regine Gericke, Technical University of Dresden
- Pedestrian Quality Needs: Walking the talk, Mario Alves, International Federation of Pedestrians
- Cyclists operating in multiple venues to achieve better quality infrastructures, Aleksander Buczyński, European Cyclists Federation
- Innovations and challenges in communicating regulatory measures, Simon Morgan, Buchanan Computing
- Malmö: Taking the Next Step in Urban Street Planning?, Per Wisenborn, City of Malmö, Sweden
- Case study: The “A Rua é Sua” programme in Lisbon, Francisco Costa, Alfabeto da Cidade, Portugal
Session 2: Visions of future streets – Insights from MORE
The second session will explore the evolution of transport demand and demographics to analyse the trends and challenges of advanced technologies for urban mobility. The session will also illustrate future scenarios with a case study. The session intends to disseminate the results of MORE, to get feedback from the participants, and to create an interactive atmosphere for discussions, as well as for knowledge and experience exchanges. A recording of the session is available below.
- Introduction, Emmanuel Dommergues, UITP
- Future Road Users’ Needs, Lucia Cristea, European Integrated Projects
- Advanced Technologies for Sustainable Mobility Trends and Challenges, Meng Lu, Peak Traffic / Dynniq
- Using scenarios to plan for an uncertain future, Peter Jones, University College London
- Scenario planning in London, Tim Price, Transport for London, Strategic Analysis Team
MORE is an EU-funded project developing concepts and tools for road space reallocation. The MORE tools are being tested in five European cities: Lisbon, Malmö, Budapest, London and Constanta.