Welcome to Metamorphosis Global Online Toolkit
About Metamorphosis Global
Figure 1.1: Transport Policy Development Process
Our contention is that most cities in L/MICs are still at stage 1 when they should be contemplating stages 3 or 4. Improved urban design to enhance road safety and advance the liveability of urban areas will have enormous benefits to L/MICs. It will benefit the most vulnerable and deliver excellent value for money. Accidents have enormous economic costs in terms of lost productivity and damage to people and property, whilst there are substantive social costs related to pain, grief and suffering. By reducing reliance on motorised transport in particularly sensitive locales, the urban environment will be improved and there will be reductions in emissions of local air pollutants (such as nitrogen oxides and particulates) and of noise. Liveability will be improved which is important as Dhaka has been rated the second least liveable city in the world (https://www.economist.com/graphic-detail/2018/08/14/vienna-overtakes-melbourne-as-the-worlds-most-liveable-city).
Metamorphosis Global will take the basic principles that have already been observed and reported by the EU Metamorphosis and STARS projects (Technology Readiness Level (TRL) 1) and help local policy makers progress them to TRL 4 (demonstration stage), through the development and provision of a prototype online tool. This toolkit is provided in the local language (Bengali), as well as in English, and is designed to assist local city authorities and urban designers in developing and implementing local child-friendly schemes, which are appropriate and workable for their own neighbourhoods.