KonSULT aims to assist policy makers, professionals and interest groups to understand the challenges of achieving sustainability in urban transport, and to identify appropriate policy measures and packages. It also provides detailed information on individual policy measures which will be of relevance to professionals, researchers and students.
The Measure Option Generator is designed to help cities quickly to identify those policy measures, and packages of measures, which may be particularly relevant to meeting their policy objectives and overcoming their transport problems. It operates within a matter of seconds, and is equally of use to professionals, politicians, stakeholders and members of the public with an interest in urban transport policy.
It is linked in turn to a Policy Guidebook, which provides more detailed information on over 60 policy measures, and includes over 200 case studies. Each measure in the Policy Guidebook is assessed in a consistent way from first principles, by considering its impact on demand and supply, and hence on each possible policy objective. This assessment is checked against empirical results from the case studies to provide consistent performance scores which underpin the Measure Option Generator.
It has been developed since 2001 with support from the European Commission, the UK Department for Transport, the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council the Rees Jeffreys Road Fund and, most recently, EASME through the CH4LLENGE project. It is regularly updated to reflect the results of recent research and new applications of policy measures.
To access the database, visit konsult.leeds.ac.uk.