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Transport Planning and Governance in Times of Crisis

Stark, Kerstin and Schuppan, Julia and Kehlbacher, Ariane and Jarass, Julia and Gebhardt, Laura (2021) Transport Planning and Governance in Times of Crisis. Webinar DLR meets TTI: City resilience through mobility & transport planning – a transatlantic view, 27. Mai 2021, online.

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Abstract

The COVID-19 pandemic has been both a challenge and an opportunity for urban mobility. It has posed questions about sustainable spatial development, mobility, and social participation in a new way and, by demanding quick solutions, has put the working capacity of the administration and its resilience to the test. Moreover, the crisis is perceived as an opportunity and a window of opportunity to experiment with new styles of transport planning as in the case of provisional infrastructures such as pop-up bicycle infrastructure and temporary pedestrian zones. Our study analyses under which conditions and to which degree administrative actions take place in times of the COVID-19 crisis and which challenges and requirements arise for urban and transport planning. The COVID-19 pandemic and the administrative processes of urban and transport planning that have changed, serve as a case study for crisis adaptation. In a mixed-method-study, we conducted semi-structured interviews with 30 experts from urban and transport planning, political decision-makers, civil society, private and public mobility providers in four urban areas in Germany as well as supra-national experts. Based on this, a questionnaire survey among decision makers in German municipalities in all 16 federal states was conducted (n=370). First results show that in many cases the pop-up infrastructures were introduced only temporarily in the summer of 2020. In some cities, however, the temporary redesigns became permanent changes. In Berlin, for example, temporary play streets were transformed into a permanent pedestrian zone. This shows that the provisional tools are a fitting extension of classic urban planning instruments for the promotion of active mobility. At the same time, the study also makes clear that the spatial conditions of cities are very different and important prerequisites. Cities with limited public space also find it more difficult to redistribute traffic areas.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/146503/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Transport Planning and Governance in Times of Crisis
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Stark, KerstinKerstin.Stark (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-1129-9015
Schuppan, JuliaJulia.Schuppan (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-0679-0608
Kehlbacher, ArianeAriane.Kehlbacher (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Jarass, JuliaJulia.Jarass (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Gebhardt, LauraLaura.Gebhardt (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-0167-8481
Date:27 May 2021
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Published
Keywords:Covid-19; mobility and transport planning; temporary measures
Event Title:Webinar DLR meets TTI: City resilience through mobility & transport planning – a transatlantic view
Event Location:online
Event Type:Other
Event Dates:27. Mai 2021
Organizer:DLR and Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI)
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Transport
HGF - Program Themes:Transport System
DLR - Research area:Transport
DLR - Program:V VS - Verkehrssystem
DLR - Research theme (Project):V - Transport und Klima, V - UrMo Digital
Location: Berlin-Adlershof
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Transport Research > Mobility and Urban Development
Deposited By: Schuppan, Julia
Deposited On:09 Dec 2021 11:39
Last Modified:09 Dec 2021 11:39

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