A toolbox for policy packaging and policy implementation
FINAL REPORT - DELIVERABLE 6: The overall objective of OPTIC (Optimal Policies for Transport In Combination) is to give guidance for the design and implementation of optimal transport policy measures in combination (i.e. policy packages) to reduce adverse effects and/or provide positive synergies. The final report offers a toolbox for policy packaging and policy implementation in the form of six factsheets.
Strategies to manage barriers in transport policy formation and implementation
Deliverable 5: The OPTIC research project has identified different strategies to manage barriers in transport policy formation and implementation. The strategies are considered to increase the likelihood of successful policy implementation also for controversial policies like congestion taxation and vehicle fees.
Presentations from the OPTIC final workshop
The OPTIC final workshop took place in Brussels 31 May 2011. Below you can download the presentations.
Crucial factors in successful policy packaging
Deliverable 4: Clearly defined objectives, the strong commitment of major proponents and wide stakeholder consultation are three examples of factors important during the design and implementation phase in ensuring the success of transport policy packages.
Integration of risk and uncertainty in the planning process
Deliverable 3: Risk and uncertainty are highly pertinent to policy-making in the transport sector, particularly at EU level, where an extraordinarily diverse array of technologies, markets and political, institutional, ideological, socio-economic and behavioural contexts are involved.
Unintended effects can extend beyond the transport sector
Deliverable 2: The effects of transport policy measures are rarely limited to the intended ones. Unintended effects of transport policy can extend beyond the transport sector to policy domains as diverse as education, health and the economy.
OPTIC presentations at the European Transport Conference 2010 in Glasgow
Two conference sessions at the European Transport Conference 11-13 October 2010 in Glasgow was dedicated to dissemination of findings from the OPTIC transport research project. Below you find links to the presentations.
Research for optimal transport policy
About OPTIC: Optimal Policies for Transport in Combination (OPTIC) is a research project under EU´s seventh framework programme.
Unintended effects of most transport policy measures
Deliverable 1:The OPTIC research project has indentified 79 different transport measures adopted in Europe, with unintended – predominantly negative – effects reported in the majority of examples.
Institute of Transport Economics
German Aerospace Center (DLR)
Department of Transport, Technical University of Denmark (DTU)
Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (FZK)
Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)
Oxford University, Centre for the Environment, Transport Studies Unit (UOXF.JQ)
Centrum dopravniho výzkumu, v.v.i. (CDV) -Transport Research Centre