Sustainable Urban Transport Index (SUTI)

ESCAP 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.

For further information:
- SUTI Brochure: http://www.unescap.org/sites/default/files/May_SUTI_Intro_Brochure.pdf
- Colombo Workshop: http://www.unescap.org/events/capacity-building-workshop-sustainable-urb...