ASsessing SEnsitiveness to Transport

This project ASSET developed the scientific and methodological capabilities to implement European policies aiming at balancing the environmental protection of Sensitive Areas (SA) with the provision of an efficient transport system. 

The main impact was expected to have effects in the following areas: improved policy formulation/implementation (infrastructure charging, sustainable development of TEN-T). 

The main outputs were: (i) common framework of definitions, criteria and valuation parameters for Transport Sensitive Areas (TSA), (ii) methodology for assessment of sensitiveness in TSA, (iii) mapping of TSAs across the EU, (iv) review of policy instruments for the protection of SA, analysis of applicability to different TSA categories, identification of policy packages, (v) detailed assessment of proposed methodology and policy instruments for 10 case studies (mountainous, urban/metropolitan, natural/protected, coastal areas), different modes, types of traffic and geographical situations, (vi) policy guidelines for TSA. The project was completed in 2009.

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