Urban Vehicle Access Regulations (UVAR) are one of the most effective levers to achieve the collective goals of climate neutrality, air quality and urban liveability, and one of the inevitable pillars of the urban mobility transition. There is a need for concretely demonstrate that state-of-the-art UVAR approaches are - if planned and executed in smart ways – effective, financially viable, they make productive use of the latest technologies, fit into modern governance structures, can gain public acceptability and are compatible with legacy systems as well as with emerging mobility patterns, concepts and business models.
ReVeAL (Regulating Vehicle Access for Improved Liveability) aims to undertake concrete action with regards to 'smarter Urban Vehicle Access Regulations' (UVAR). The overarching mission of the project is to enable cities to optimize urban space and transport network usage through new and integrated packages of urban vehicle access policies and technologies for the benefit of people living in these cities, in sense of reductions of emissions, noise, increased accessibility and quality of life.
The project is a partnership between POLIS, Rupprecht Consult, Ghent University, V-TRON and other stakeholders. It combines desk research and case study research with hands-on UVAR implementation in six pilot cities: Helmond (NL), Jerusalem (IL), London (UK), Padova (IT), Vitoria-Gasteiz (ES) and Bielefeld (DE).