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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 rswa178 / Updated: 15 Aug 2018

Standards for Developing a SUMP Action Plan

A report from the CIVITAS SUMPS-Up project provides city planners with the step-by-step know-how necessary to develop SUMP action plans. Furthermore, it takes into account different levels of SUMP development experience and SUMP maturity among cities.

The report contains guidance in terms of what to include in an action plan, including responsibilities, resources, stakeholder coordination, time plans, and funding sources.

In addition, it breaks down the process of developing an action plan into a six-step process, with the final stage of this an implementation plan.

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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?

By Eltis Team / Updated: 11 Aug 2015

EC Urban Mobility Video


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 Raffaele Vergnani / Updated: 12 Dec 2018

The first SUMP implemented at the metropolitan level becomes a reality in Italy


The Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) of Bologna has received final approval from the mayor Virginio Merola and is the first one to have been conceived at the metropolitan city level in Italy.

The SUMP aims to reverse the current modal split, where motorised transport dominates: by 2030, 60 % of total journeys in the metropolitan area will be carried out by foot, bike or public transport, reducing the greenhouse gases produced by motorised traffic by at least 40 %.

By rswa178 / Updated: 12 Dec 2018

New fact sheets detail mobility innovations in Madrid, Munich and Ruse


The first set of a new series of fact sheets chronicling the innovative mobility initiatives being conducted within the CIVITAS ECCENTRIC project are now available.

These focus on Munich (Germany), Ruse (Bulgaria) and Madrid (Spain), three of the project's five Living Lab cities, and provide key details relating to each of the solutions, including;

By Tom Nokes / Updated: 06 Dec 2018

6th European Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMP)

The European Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs) is the leading annual event for all those involved in putting the SUMP concept into practice.

The 6th edition will take place on 17 and 18 June 2019 in Groningen, The Netherlands.

By rswa178 / Updated: 04 Dec 2018

Call launched for cities to join next round of SUMPs-Up learning programme


CIVITAS SUMPs-Up has opened a call for cities to take part in its next SUMP Learning Programme (SLP). This will focus on SUMP implementation, financing and procurement. The application deadline is 12.00 CET on 11 January 2019.

By Fiona Twisse / Updated: 28 Nov 2018

Extended pedestrianisation plans for Paris


Paris Mayor Anna Hidalgo has called for the city’s historic centre to be closed for traffic every Sunday from the end of 2019. Starting in autumn 2018, much of the city centre already becomes exclusively pedestrianised for one Sunday of every month. The plans presented by the Mayor detail wide-ranging measures in four of Paris’ inner-city districts to cut of car traffic. Well known and instantly recognisable tourist attractions such as the Louvre or the cathedral of Notre Dame are within the area included in the plans.

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By Michiel Modijefsky / Updated: 28 Nov 2018

Conference on sustainable urban mobility, Zagreb, 06 December 2018

Learn about good practices, find out what Zagreb is doing in terms of sustainable mobility and participate in a panel discussion.

ODRAZ and the CIVINET Slovenia-Croatia-JIE network are inviting traffic experts, spatial planners, representatives of associations, public companies and the media and all interested in sustainable urban transport issues to join the conference on sustainable urban mobility.

The event will take place on 06 December 2018 at the HKD Napredak, Zagreb (Bogovićeva 1 / 1st floor, Zagreb)

By fabiotomasi / Updated: 21 Nov 2018

New trends in urban energy and mobility planning

The impacts of climate change have become a reality in most of our cities and these impacts are likely to increase in the years to come.

Urban energy and mobility planning are required to help mitigate the impact of cities on the environment but also to help us to adapt to climate change.

Therefore, there is a need to harmonise urban plans in these fields (namely SUMPs and SECAPs).

The project SIMPLA has developed and tested a methodology to support cities in this task.