This report considers the theme of wayfinding at airports. Transporting Cities was commissioned to draw upon its database of global best practice examples to set out how signage and other wayfinding mediums are used to guide passengers through airports. In the context of the LAirA urban areas, these best practices could be used to inform the development of wayfinding strategies which would contribute to sustainable mobility objectives.
This study is part of the Landside Airport Accessibility (LAirA) project; an Interreg Central Europe Funded project which aims to improve landside mobility planning for airports. The project has an aim of lowering CO2 emissions by changing the travel behaviour of airport passengers and employees and by developing innovative strategies with public entities. This report …
This METROAirports report is the continuation of the Sustainable Airport Areas project, which was carried out between 2015 and 2017 under the leadership of IAU. This initiative resulted in the publication of a report entitled “Sustainable Airport Areas. Guidelines for Decision Makers”. This project represents an attempt to further conceptualise the notion of “airport area” and to broaden the perspective beyond the scope of previous research, which had focused mainly (but not exclusively) on airports and airport cities. The project has focused on three aspects related to airport areas, namely: (i) planning, (ii) governance, and (iii) economic development and employment policies.
The first encounter with local communities and other stakeholders took place in Gavà, Spain, on 14 of June 2018, where another ANIMA dissemination event was organised. This event was hosted by the Municipality of Gavà and its aim was to enhance stakeholder engagement. The event opened up dialogue on several topics, such as land use planning, quality of life, noise measurement, noise impact management and the European regulatory framework on aviation noise. While different perspectives contributed to the topics, the event proved to be the right medium for encouraging the stakeholders to work together towards a shared vision, one of mitigating and reducing the impact of aviation noise.
LAirA addresses the specific and significant challenge of the multimodal, smart and low carbon mobility integration of airports in the mobility systems of Functional Urban Areas (FUAs) of Central Europe (CE). Airports are key assets of CE FUAs and important transnational transport gateways for CE citizens. The magnitude and growing trend of air traffic (on average 10% per year in the EU) requires actions for the improved and sustainable landside accessibility of FUAs to airports.
The following proceedings are published after a fruitful event at the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium on 6 March 2018 during which the ANIMA project was officially launched and presented to the outer world. This successful event was hosted by Finnish Member of the European Parliament (MEP), Mrs Merja Kyllönen (GUE/NGL).
Improving surface access to airports is a crucial aspect of handling expected air traffic growth that will put much pressure on Europe’s airports and the transport network that links the airports with city centres and their hinterland. It became clear that including the grievances of residents living nearby gateways is key. Combining an improved public acceptance with seamless travel and a good passenger experience will most definitely contribute to the preservation of the wider European integration project.
We increased our visibility by organising and attending several successful events, conferences and high-level meetings at the European institutions that attracted attention from key stakeholders in the European aviation scene. In the past year, our secretariat gained in capacity and we delivered a lot by letting our voice being heard in order to be included in Brussels’ positions. Our commitment confirmed once more our important position as an influencer in the European policy-making process.
This paper was issued in the light of an event on air transport connectivity organised by ARC and hosted by Estonian Member of European Parliament (MEP) Urmas Paet on 5 December 2017 in the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium.
Supporting the reduction of ultra-fine particles (UFPs) to the minimum is crucial to preserve a comfortable and healthy lifestyle for residents living in airport regions. Airport Regions Conference is the best-placed organisation to ensure sustainable future aviation policy that keeps these concerns in mind. We would be happy to see our contributed expertise and feedback being translated into additional tools to improve quality of life for our citizens.