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Good planning helps choosing and designing the right measures, or packages of measures, for a city’s particular transport context, and getting them off the ground.

A Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) – a strategic plan designed to satisfy the mobility needs of people and businesses in cities and their surroundings for a better quality of life - can play a big role in this regard. To discover more about these plans, visit the dedicated Mobility Plans section on Eltis.

By Pavlina Dravecka / Updated: 11 Dec 2014

Bristol invites public to imagine, and then decide on, the future of their city

There is no one path to realising more sustainable mobility, as evident by the wide-variety of transport measures on offer that can lower emissions, reduce pollution and create greener urban areas. But with limited budgets and the knowledge that infrastructural change can majorly alter the character of a city, how should local leaders prioritise one measure over another? And how can citizens be involved in this decision making process, granting them a real sense of ownership over the process?

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By Eltis Team / Updated: 11 Aug 2015

EC Urban Mobility Video

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The Urban Mobility Video is a three-minute film that explains the approach of the European Commission about urban mobility. It starts with a problem-setting part in which, without voice-over, difficult urban mobility situation are shown in slow motion: a cyclist hit by a car, a woman in a crowded bus that has to brake suddenly, a man in his car who can't stand the traffic jams, emissions and noise anymore, pedestrians who do not have enough space to walk on the pavement etc.

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By News Editor / Updated: 17 Oct 2017

Apply now for the EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK Award 2017!

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The EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK Award is presented to the local authority judged to have done the most to raise awareness of sustainable mobility during EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK (16-22 September). To apply, local authorities must have implemented the three criteria and signed the Charter.

For the first time, the Award will be presented in two categories: one for municipalities with a population of over 50,000 and one for municipalities with a population under 50,000.

By Thomas Mourey / Updated: 17 Oct 2017

Apply now for 6th SUMP Award - Shared mobility in sustainable urban mobility planning

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Cities and regions are invited to apply for the sixth SUMP Award - Shared mobility in sustainable urban mobility planning.

The Award recognises local authorities that have developed a Mobility Plan that satisfies the diverse transport needs of people and businesses, whilst improving the quality of life for all.

Each year, the award highlights a different aspect of mobility planning. The theme of this year's SUMP Award is "Shared mobility in sustainable urban mobility planning".

By Renske Martijnse / Updated: 13 Oct 2017

How a SUMP helped the development of a SULP in ‘s-Hertogenbosch (the Netherlands)

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In addition to developing a Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan, ‘s-Hertogenbosch is updating its Sustainable Urban Logistics Plan (SULP) to incorporate its inner city. By improving and expanding existing logistics measures, the city will create “multi-solution measures” based on a community approach.

Using this approach, policy targets can be combined and support and commitment from stakeholders maximised. Five measures have already been elaborated and a roadmap is in place to gain the necessary political approval for the SULP.

By Jan-Willem Van ... / Updated: 13 Oct 2017

Utrecht's SUMP: moving from theory to practice (the Netherlands)

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A new and integrated planning approach is required for designing the cities of the future. Utrecht recognised this and adopted the Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning (SUMP) framework.

This case study outlines how Utrecht moved from developing its SUMP to making practical design choices and implementing measures to create a healthier and more sustainable city. The changes these decisions instigated in public spaces and their positive impact on sustainable mobility are also shown.

By News Editor / Updated: 10 Oct 2017

SMP fact-based mobility planning tool

Through a set of 19 sustainable mobility indicators, this tool supports cities in their efforts to develop fact-based and integrated sustainable urban mobility plans. The indicators also provide cities with a means of assessing their own performance in relation to sustainable mobility. The tool can be applied in any geographic area.

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By News Editor / Updated: 12 Oct 2017

Transit Oriented Development Standard 3.0

The TOD Standard stands for the rights of all to access the city: to walk and cycle safely, to easily and affordably reach the most distant destinations through rapid and frequent transit, and to live a good life free of dependence on cars. It also stands for equal opportunity, access to education and services, and advocates that the latter two are reachable via no- or low-cost mobility options.

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By News Editor / Updated: 10 Oct 2017

StreetMix

Streetmix is an open-source, interactive tool which can be used to design streets and street networks.

It visualises the street design process and can be used by urban planners to design sustainable urban environments.

It also allows the public to become involved in the street design process, making it an effective means of public stakeholder engagement.

Users can share the street networks they create with others on social media.

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By Teije Gorris / Updated: 13 Oct 2017

Valletta: securing political and stakeholder commitment for a SUMP (Malta)

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In recent years, mobility patterns in Malta - especially in the Valletta region - have changed significantly. This is due to various reasons: public transport redevelopment; rising employment; an improved economy; and the increase in (predominantly car-oriented) personal mobility.

A SUMP is being developed for Valletta - Malta's capital city - and the surrounding region in order to encourage a shift towards sustainable mobility.