|SUMPA-Med - Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning Adapted to the Mediterranean
Location of Activities: Jordan, Syria,
Theme: Environmental Sustainability
Sector: Urban Mobility
Gaziantep Metropolitan Municipality (Turkey);
Contact: Safak HENGIRMEN - email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Traffic congestion and pollution are a huge problem in the cities of Aleppo, Amman, and Irbid. In all three cities there is a need for long term solutions, as well as quick fixes. One priority is to introduce public transport systems to relieve growing congestion. These will need to be both well-organised and environmentally friendly. The informal public transport systems (taxis and mini buses) do little to ease congestion and cause a number of negative side effects. Only well thought out environmentally friendly systems, based on rational modeling, realistic financial schemes and established environmental risk mitigation measures can overcome the problem.