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A new way of urban mobility planning - the concept of SUMP

By News Editor / Updated: 15 Oct 2014

(workshop during EUREGIA 2012 - new mobility conference)

Wednesday 24 October 2012 at 01:01
Leipzig, Germany
Language: English
Past event
SUMP stands for Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans. It is a new concept of urban mobility planning which is widely promoted by the European Commission – for example the 2011 Transport White Paper – and which has gained increased interest by local and regional authorities all over Europe.

The workshop offers:

  • An introduction to the SUMP concept
  • Insights into the European Commission’s perspective on SUMP
  • Examples from cities which are developing an SUMP
  • First results of the EU’s QUEST project on certification of sustainable urban transport policies


Moderation: Frank Wefering, Rupprecht Consult Forschung & Beratung GmbH

09:30 – 09:55
The Concept of Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans,
Sebastian Bührmann, Rupprecht Consult Forschung & Beratung GmbH

09:55 – 10:20
The EU perspective on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans
Dr. Marcel Rommerts, European Commission, DG MOVE

10:20 – 10:45
Experiences from the preparation of Dresden\'s Transport Development Plan 2025
Dr. Kerstin Burggraf, City of Dresden, and Erhart Pfotenhauer, Planungsgruppe proUrban

10:45 – 11:00
Discussion with participants

11:00 – 11:20
Coffee break

11:20 – 11:45
Sustainable urban mobility planning in emerging cities – the example of Gdynia
Dr. Marcin Wolek, City of Gdynia and University of Gdansk

11:45 – 12:10
Towards certification of sustainable urban transport policies – the QUEST quality management tool
Ivo Cré, POLIS – European Cities and Regions Networking for Innovative Transport Solutions

12:10 – 12:30
Discussion with participants

End of Session

The session is organised by ELTISplus and organised by Rupprecht Consult Forschung & Beratung GmbH. ELTISplus is a three-year (May 2010 – May 2013) service contract set up by the European Commission. Its consortium of thirteen private research organisation, universities and city networks has carried out a knowledge consolidation exercise on SUMP and consulted more than 100 experts all over Europe. One of the results is the preparation of the Guidelines on the Development and Implementation of Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (the “SUMP Guidelines”) which are being used as a reference document for SUMP awareness raising and training activities in more than thirty European countries.


A brief intro to SUMP:

A Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan is a strategic plan that builds on existing planning practices and takes due consideration of integration, participation, and evaluation principles to satisfy the mobility needs of people today and tomorrow for a better quality of life in cities and their surroundings. A Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan is a way of tackling transport-related problems in urban areas more efficiently.
Building on existing practices and regulatory frameworks in the Member States, its basic characteristics are:

  • A participatory approach;
  • A pledge for sustainability;
  • An integrated approach;
  • A clear vision, objectives and measurable targets;
  • A review of transport costs and benefits.

For more information, have a look at www.mobilityplans.eu.


Euregia - new mobility 2012
Leipziger Messe
Seminar room 6/7

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