The overall objectives of Project OPTIMA were:
- to identify optimal urban transport and land use strategies for a range of urban areas within the EU;
- to compare the strategies which are specified as optimal in different cities, and to assess the reasons for these differences;
- to assess the acceptability and feasibility of implementation of these strategies both in nine case study cities (Edinburgh, Merseyside, Vienna, Eisenstadt, Tromsø, Oslo, Helsinki, Torino and Salerno) and more widely in the EU; and
- to use the results to provide more general guidance on urban transport policy within the EU.