Most cities or regions receiving international assistance to make their transport systems more sustainable are often focused on technological solutions and do not have a holistic long-term policy on how a change in their mobility systems can be achieved. Investments in technological solutions have little impact in the big picture since transport systems in many regions of the world are not ready to apply them. It must also be assumed that the increasing number of motor vehicles and the growth in freight worldwide will cancel out efficiency gains from improved technologies.
To be effective the technological solutions have to be included in tailormade
packages for a specific geographical, cultural and social context, relying on
local research and best practice examples.