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The CIVITAS CAPITAL indicator set - and beyond


Henrik Gudmundsson

Tom Rye

Daniel Sauter

Jimmy Armoogum



The availability of data, and especially of reliable and robust indicators that can provide as comprehensive view of mobility in a city as possible, without requiring an enormous amount of data gathering, is crucial to the prosperity and competitiveness of cities. This research builds on the work undertaken by the CIVITAS Capital Data and Statistics Advisory Group (AG5). The authors of this paper took an active part in the discussions within AG5 and as a result produced a set of 28 indicators for sustainable urban mobility planning that most cities across Europe should be able to use. This paper presents the policy and literature background for European urban transport indicators in general as well as the process of deriving the specific indicator set proposed by AG5. In order to assess the practicality and appropriateness of these indicators, information was obtained from a number of cities across Europe, including Edinburgh, Copenhagen, Paris, Lyon, Stuttgart and Zurich. The results and feedback received from these cities is also summarised in this study. The consultation with a number of European cities have shown that collecting data for the full set of indicators would be a rather challenging task, mainly due to various resource constraints. Therefore, an initial attempt to prioritise the indicators has been made and is presented in this paper. Some of the pros and cons related to standardised urban mobility indicators for European cities compared to other approaches have also been briefly considered.


Stantchev, D., Gudmundsson, H., Rye, T., Sauter, D., Armoogum, J., & Rydén, C. (in press). The CIVITAS CAPITAL indicator set - and beyond.

Conference Name NECTAR Joint Cluster 2 and Cluster 3 International Workshop
Conference Location Brno, Czech Republic
Start Date May 17, 2016
End Date May 18, 2016
Acceptance Date Jul 1, 2015
Deposit Date Jul 18, 2019
Publicly Available Date Jul 18, 2019
Keywords performance indicators; urban transport and mobility systems; performance measurement; European cities
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