Summary description of the key features of the tool

Within the project, partners defined shared procedure and methods for the elaboration of 
the “SOLEZ Action Plans”, identifying local based priorities and demand-oriented 
measures for increasing the effectiveness and acceptability of traffic regulation policies in 
urban areas. 

The final purpose of this Tool is to support competent Local Administrations from Central 
Europe cities in the elaboration and drawing up of a strategic and implementation-driven 
transport planning document for defining effective and shared low-carbon mobility actions 
targeted to short-medium timeframes as well as longterm visions at Functional Urban Areas 
level (FUAs). It provides a common and smart step-by-step process that Public Administrators 
can follow to draw their Action Plans, congruent and compatible with the most relevant 
and well-recognized European sustainable mobility planning Guidelines, and able to take 
into account other relevant transport sectors plans, policies and strategies already adopted 
in the FUA. 
Final Version  

The developed methodology foresee 6 steps that goesfrom an assessment of the existing 
low-carbon mobility framework at FUA level, to a mobility diagnosis and goals setting which 
finally leads to the identification of effective low-carbon mobility actions, that will be either 
“quick win” solution targeted to short-medium term and strategies to long-term vision, 
covering all transport modes, passengers and freight mobility aiming to improving quality of 
life for all FUA citizens. 
The developed guidelines are available in English and are now being applied and tested in 8 
FUAs directly involved in the SOLEZ project. 

Expected impact and benefits of the tool for the concerned territories and target groups

  • The proposed Tool can help Public Administrators from Central Europe cities to define more 
    effective and sustainable low-carbon mobility strategies for their territories, by
    shifting the focus from the city to the FUA dimension, supporting co-planning and 
    coordination of interventions between central city and hinterland municipalities;
  • promoting the identification and adoption of a coherent mix of both “push” measures 
    (ex. tools, traffic restrictions, LEZ, etc.) and “pull” interventions (ex. info-mobility 
    services, improved public transport offer, etc.), to increase acceptability and 
    effectiveness of proposed interventions;
  • offering a simplified and accessible instrument forlow-carbon mobility planning, that 
    can represent the first step for the subsequent adoption of other and completer 
    instruments for sustainable and integrative planning processes in transport and 
    mobility sector, like the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs) and other. 

Sustainability of the tool and its transferability to other territories and stakeholders  

The Guidelines have been designed ensuring overall compatibility and compliance with the 
most relevant and well-recognized European sustainable mobility planning guidelines and 
other existing supporting instruments for planning,designing and implementation of 
sustainable transport measures, in order to maximize sustainability and transferability 
beyond project territories. 
The proposed process has been kept as simple and straightforward as possible, to be easily 
implementable also in smaller municipalities and with no or minimum need for external 
Within the end of the second project year, togetherwith the guidelines 8 real SOLEZ Action 
Plans related to 8 different FUAs will be also available. This will further contribute to 
promote replication and support the adoption of thedeveloped Tool in other territories. 

Following this common approach described in the Guidelines, 8 SOLEZ Action Plans have been elaborated in the 8 project Functional Urban Areas and are available in the Publication section (hyperlink)

The Action Plan Guidelines developed during the project are described in the following deliverables available in the publication section: