The BAPTS project – Boosting Advanced Public Transport Systems

22 June 2011  •  Author(s): Gregor Moss, Transport Commissioner, City of Bielefeld and Georg Werdermann, Rupprecht Consult

High-quality sustainable urban transport is a fundamental precondition for making European cities and regions better places to live. Since cities themselves are usually in the best position to find the right strategies, nine leading cities and regions from six countries in North-West Europe develop concrete model solutions for sustainable urban transport within the BAPTS project. BAPTS is funded by INTERREG IVB NWE, a European programme for cities and regions in North-West Europe. The project started in January 2008 and will run until April 2012. BAPTS has a total budget of over €15 million.

The European policy context

Supporting the development of cities and regions, in particular with respect to improving urban transport and mobility, is already a tradition. After the publication of the Green Paper ‘Towards a new culture for urban mobility’ in 2007, the European Commission adopted the Action Plan on urban mobility in 2009.

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