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TIDE handbooks on innovative transport measures

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The TIDE (Transport Innovation Deployment for Europe) project recently published two important handbooks on innovative transport measures.

The TIDE Impact Assessment Handbook is a practitioners' guide to cost-benefit and impact analysis of innovative urban transport measures. The handbook can be applied to a wide range of measures, and can therefore be used by cities across Europe. The assessment method developed by TIDE is the result of an extensive review of current transport project appraisal methods referred to in scientific literature and in practitioners' guides and handbooks. The development of this method focused on cost-benefit analysis (CBA) and multi-criteria analysis (MCA), and involved TIDE's leading and champion cities reporting on their current practices and experiences of using CBA for local transport policies and measures. 

The second publication, the Transferability Handbook, was developed using the same approach as the Impact Assessment Handbook, with a review of current methodologies and substantial involvement from city representatives and TIDE partner cities. The Transferability Handbook describes the methodology developed under TIDE, and is illustrated with concrete examples demonstrating how it can be applied to innovative measures within each TIDE thematic cluster. Bologna and Milan presented these publications along with other TIDE outputs at the CIVITAS Forum in Casablanca on 23-26 September. 

We are starting to compile a study tour catalogue on innovative cities. Any EUROCITIES members wishing to have their innovative transport solutions included in this catalogue are invited to contact Mélanie Leroy by 5 December. 

The Impact Assessment Handbook can be found here and the Transferability Handbook will be available shortly on the TIDE website:  

EUROCITIES staff contact

Melanie Leroy