TAP Handbook presented at the Dutch Mobility Transition Conference

During the Dutch Mobility Transition Conference (Den Bosch, April 16th) a panel discussion was held in which the TAPfU Handbook was presented and discussed with a panel (Michel Duinmayer (Ministry of Infrastructure and Water management), Liselotte Bingen (Municipality of Utrecht), and Sander Lenferink Radboud University), and a broader audience of about 50 professionals. The issues discussed involved the need for TAPfU in general, to what extent the Handbook supports the application of TAPfU , and which additions are needed to implement TAPfU. 

Overall, the need for TAPfU was acknowledged by the panel and audience, especially the inclusion of digital connectivity in future transport planning was stressed.. In addition, it was concluded that TAPfU, although promising and inspiring, needs to be developed further in practice. Municipalities should take digital accessibility in account in their SUMPs. Moreover, the audience suggested that also the national government should accommodate for TAPfU in their national spatial strategy. Another suggestion was to work out TAPfU approaches for various sectors (e.g. education, healthcare, shopping).