Case Studies

This series introduces a range of specific case studies that highlight and analyse different themes.

In case you feel that you also have a case study and can contribute to the development of this series please send your proposal to the SUTP team at sutp@sutp.org

SUTP Case Study #1: Bangkok Rapid Transit - BRT System of Bangkok, Thailand: A Short Survey

SUTP Case Study #1: Bangkok Rapid Transit - BRT System of Bangkok, Thailand: A Short Survey

After years of contemplation, the city of Bangkok has implemented its first Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system. The BRT system is called “Bangkok Rapid Transit (BRT)” and has started operation on 29 May 2010. This report aims to describe the features of this BRT. The data obtained in this report is through first hand observation of Mr. Santhosh Kodukula of the GTZ Sustainable Urban Transport Project (SUTP) and some feedback from BMA and Krungthep Thanakhom. The system was visited during July 2010.

First edition: 2010.

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SUTP Case Study #2: An Example of Promoting Cycling in Cities - Components of a High Quality Bicycle Infrastructure, Muenster, Germany

SUTP Case Study #2: An Example of Promoting Cycling in Cities - Components of a High Quality Bicycle Infrastructure, Muenster, Germany

This study introduces Muenster’s initiatives to promote cycling and outlines specifications and essentials of its bicycle infrastructure. It provides a case study and orientation for transport planners and policy makers who want to develop similar bicycle-based sustainable urban transport systems in their cities.

First edition: 2011.

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SUTP Case Study #3: Sustainable Urban Mobility - The Example of Istanbul

SUTP Case Study #3: Sustainable Urban Mobility - The Example of Istanbul

This study assesses the transport problems Istanbul currently faces and gives an overview of the sustainable transport strategies available to the city. In particular, BRT related measures are outlined. The paper gives orientation for transport planners and policy makers who wish to promote sustainable urban mobility in their cities.

First edition: 2011.

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SUTP Case Study #4: Planning for Cycling in Germany - Cycling Coordinators and Officers

SUTP Case Study #4: Planning for Cycling in Germany - Cycling Coordinators and Officers

Given the current problems most transport systems face, alternative modes of transport need to be actively promoted. This paper gives special importance to the role of ‘Cycling Coordinators’ and ‘Cycling Offices’. Cities in developing countries attempting to improve urban cycling are encouraged to consider this as a basis to facilitate their work in this area.

First edition: 2011.

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SUTP Case Study #5: Mobility Management & Commuting

SUTP Case Study #5: Mobility Management & Commuting

Through mobility management (MM) measures, firms can improve the commuting experience of their employees. This study provides best practice in German firms and shows how firms play a role in promoting sustainable urban mobility.

First edition: 2011.

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SUTP Case Study #6: Reviving the Soul in Seoul

SUTP Case Study #6: Reviving the Soul in Seoul

This paper tells the story of how an elevated expressway was demolished and the Chenggyecheon River was restored in South Korea’s capital city, Seoul. The paper highlights the importance of political will and visionary leadership to make things possible. It is a joint case study published by GIZ and the Korea Transport Institute (KOTI).

First edition: 2011.

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SUTP Case Study #7: Negotiating the Deal to enable the first Rea Vaya bus operating company

SUTP Case Study #7: Negotiating the Deal to enable the first Rea Vaya bus operating company

The SUTP Case Study deals with the transition process from informal paratransit services to a full-scale BRT scheme in Johannesburg, South Africa. It provides a rare, detailed insight in the complicated but successful negotiations between the City of Johannesburg and representatives of more than 300 individual minibus-taxi owners.

First edition: 2011.

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SUTP Case Study #8: Cycling in Monrovia - Transport and more

SUTP Case Study #8: Cycling in Monrovia - Transport and more

Huge efforts have been made by the Liberians with support from the international community to rebuild Monrovia after fourteen years of civil war. Although cycling can significantly increase the mobility for many of Monrovia’s inhabitants, only few bicycles can be seen on its streets. The SUTP Case Study ‘Cycling in Monrovia’ introduces the major obstacles for cycling in the Liberian capital and outlines five major intervention areas for making cycling on Monrovia’s streets safer and more attractive.

First edition: 2011.

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SUTP Case Study #10: Urban Freight and Logistics. The State of Practice in India.

SUTP Case Study #10: Urban Freight and Logistics. The State of Practice in India.

The urban freight sector has been largely absent from the planning agenda of Indian cities. Looking at the urban freight sector, this paper provides an overview of the goods movement taking place within the context of urban India. It furthermore looks at a wide range of national and international case studies, trying to highlight potential pitfalls and success stories that help the development of a sustainable urban freight sector in India.

The case study has been written by Vedant Goyal, who holds a post-graduate degree in Transport Planning and Engineering and has worked with GIZ-SUTP for some years in India. 

First edition: 2016.

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Case Study: Big Cities, Big Challenges - Sustainable Urban Transport across Major Middle East and North African Cities

Case Study: Big Cities, Big Challenges - Sustainable Urban Transport across Major Middle East and North African Cities

Using examples of international best practices, this report gives an overview of the challenges sustainable urban transport faces in the MENA region and offers possible solutions.

First edition: 2015.

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Case Study: French District - Sustainable Urban Neighbourhood in Tübingen, Germany

Case Study: French District - Sustainable Urban Neighbourhood in Tübingen, Germany

The "French District" is a landmark in the development of sustainable neighbourhoods in Germany. The presentation shows how the city of Tübingen haas succeeded in transforming the former military area into a dense neighbourhoood with mixed urban functions and an innovative mobility concept.

First edition: 2012.

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Case Study: Lviv - The Cycling Captial of Ukraine

Case Study: Lviv - The Cycling Captial of Ukraine

The City of Lviv is defending her reputation as the cycling capital of Ukraine. In little more than three years, about 35 km of cycling tracks and lanes have been realized, further projects are in the pipeline and ready for implementation.

First edition: 2014.

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Case Study: Quartier Vauban - Sustainable District in Freiburg

Case Study: Quartier Vauban - Sustainable District in Freiburg

This presentation offers insights into Quartier Vauban, covering three main aspects: housing, public spaces and transport. Quartier Vauban strongly promotes sustainable transport: it is a compact district (favouring short distance trips), provides facilities for non-motorised transport, reduces the incentive of owning and using a car and encourages the use of public transport to reach the city centre.

First edition: 2011.

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Case Study: Sustainable Urban Transport Guide Germany - Berlin

Case Study: Sustainable Urban Transport Guide Germany - Berlin

A travel guide to discover Berlin by sustainable transport, and to learn about the city’s approach for sustainable mobility.

First edition: 2014.

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