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SUTI photoESCAP has developed the Sustainable Urban Transport Index (SUTI), an Excel based tool that can help summarize, track and compare the performance of sustainable urban transport systems in cities. SUTI is a framework of indicators to assess urban transport systems and services. The index is based on ten indicators representing, transport system, social, economic, and environmental dimensions of sustainable urban transport. The indicators and SUTI can reflect state of urban transport performance in a city. The carefully selected ten SUTI indicators covers elements of planning, access, safety, quality and reliability, affordability, and emissions. Indicators on different scales are normalized and performance of each indicators is compared on a scale of 1-100 and illustrated in a spider diagram. SUTI is derived by geometric aggregation of ten indicators, based on equal weighting. SUTI tool can help cities to assess the achievement of the SDG target 11.2 and support implementation of the New Urban Agenda.

A data collection guideline and Excel SUTI data sheet are available for guidance for data collection and analysis. Pilot application of SUTI was completed in four Asian cities: Colombo; Greater Jakarta; Hanoi; and Kathmandu. A capacity building workshop was held in Colombo in October 2017 to share the results of pilot application. ESCAP is currently supporting SUTI application in Dhaka, Ho Chi Minh City, Surabaya and Bandung.

ESCAP would like to encourage cities and developing member countries to use SUTI for assessment of urban transport systems and use results to plan and implement measures to improve urban transport systems and services. ESCAP is also looking for collaborating partners to support collection of urban transport data and application of SUTI in more cities.

Interested cities and countries wiling to use SUTI tool for assessment of urban transport systems and host capacity building workshop on improvement of urban public transport systems in may contact the Transport Division.

Progress Update

12 January 2021

The secretariat continued to promote evidence-based planning for urban public transport using the Sustainable Urban Transport Index (SUTI) through advisory services, consultation meetings, organization of regional capacity building workshops and virtual workshops. To date, the secretariat had conducted SUTI mobility assessments in 20 cities in 12 Asia-Pacific countries. The secretariat also further updated SUTI tool to refine the indicators on safety (indicator 5) and operational cost (indicator 7) and data collection guideline to include assessment of gender dimension, renewable energy use in public transport and a component on the impacts of COVID-19 on mobility.

For further information:
 SUTI Colombo Workshop 2017
 SUTI Dhaka Workshop 2018
 SUTI Hanoi Workshop 2019
 Virtual Regional Workshop on Urban Mobility, 2020
 Virtual Workshop on Urban Mobility in Yangon, 2020

Publications on Sustainable Urban Transport Index (SUTI)
 Monograph Series on Sustainable and Inclusive Transport - Assessment of Urban Transport System
 SUTI data Collection Guideline, 2019
 SUTI Data Analysis Excel Tool (2018)
 SUTI Brochure
 Data Collection Guideline on SUTI Assessment and Impacts of COVID-19 on Mobility, 2020

SUTI Mobility Assessment Reports
◾ Bandung
 Bangkok

 Bhopal
 Colombo
 Dhaka
 Greater Jakarta
 Hanoi
 Ho Chi Minh
 Jaipur
 Kathmandu
 Khulna
 Palembang
 Pekanbaru
 Surabaya
 Surat
 Suva
 Tehran
◾ Thimphu
 
Ulaanbaatar
 Yangon

Contact
Transport Division +66 2288 1234 [email protected]