Adapting Transportation Systems

"Adapting Transportation Systems" aims to reduce the vulnerability of the transportation systems to climate change.

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    Short description of measure

    Problem to be solved: Reduced security of the transportation systems due to climate change

    Goal, potential objective: More secure transportation systems

    Developmental steps: Identifying vulnerable components (e.g., overheating in busses, asphalt quality (ice, heat), damages in infrastructure during flooding, avalanches or mud-slides, shipping during dry periods); adaptation plan

    Instruments, implementation mechanism: Directives (e.g., flexible working hours for employees in the municipal road administration, standards for busses in cities); investment in infrastructure and for preservation; incentives

    Area of implementation: Rural, urban, local

    Responsibilities: Local administration (municipal road administration, authority organisations) in cooperation with companies

    Time horizon: Short to long term

    Economic aspects: Secure transport systems are necessary for society

    Promoters, obstacles, risks: Ongoing process in which climate change should be included

    Side effects: Solution for other problems (e.g., workplaces)

    Bridge to mitigation: Climate-friendly traffic concepts