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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?

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 News Editor / Updated: 25 Apr 2017

Gijon sets sights on reducing private car use (Spain)


The City of Gijón, Spain plans to approve its Mobility Plan for 2016-2024 next September.

Recent revisions to the document have targeted reducing use of private vehicles while increasing bicycle and public transport usage.

Praising the "exhaustive" work of the team drafting the plan, Gijón mayor Carmen Moriyon said that the plan will lead to a new mobility model in the city, but that "there is still a lot of work to be done."

By News Editor / Updated: 24 Apr 2017
By News Editor / Updated: 20 Apr 2017

Poland to receive investment of €121 million for mobility projects


Over €121 million from the Cohesion Fund will be invested in two major transport infrastructure projects in Poland.

The Cohesion Fund investments will improve connectivity in the country and encourage the shift towards low-emission mobility.

The first one will invest €30 million to purchase 35 energy-efficient trams for the City of Krakow, serving the whole urban area. This investment aims to increase safety and comfort while promoting environmentally-friendly modes of transport.

By angela.montano / Updated: 19 Apr 2017

Sustainable Urban Mobility in Developing Countries - E-learning Course by UNITAR (United Nations Institute for Training and Research)


By News Editor / Updated: 12 Apr 2017

Heraklion signs SUMP financing agreement (Greece)


The deputy mayor of the municipality of Heraklion late last month signed a financing agreement for its Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan.

The contract was signed after a detailed proposal submitted by Heraklion in November 2016 to Greece's Green Fund to raise funding with the aim of developing a modern SUMP.

The proposal was positively evaluated and the amount of funding amounts to € 155 000, the second largest amount given to a city in Greece after Athens.

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By Roberto Tomasi / Updated: 18 Apr 2017

4th European Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans


On 29-30 March 2017, nearly 400 participants from the fields of transport planning and development, research and politics gathered in Dubrovnik for the 4th European Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans to discuss new planning approaches and strategies, and to share ideas, solutions and success stories. The conference took place on 29-30 March 2017 in Dubrovnik, Croatia under the theme of 'Intelligent Planning for Sustainable Mobility.'

By Thomas Mourey / Updated: 11 Apr 2017

Stockholm makes urban freight an integrated part of its mobility plan (Sweden)


The city of Stockholm has designed a strategy for freight which fits in the overall sustainable urban mobility planning strategy of the Swedish capital. The good integration of urban freight in the transport strategy made Stockholm qualify as one of the three finalists for the 5th EU SUMP Award on the topic of urban freight.

By Florinda Boschetti / Updated: 07 Apr 2017

2nd 'Vehicle 2 Grid' conference & SEEV4-City launch

Electric vehicles, local renewable energy and smart ICT systems can together enable the city’s transition towards sustainability. The conference aims to provide solutions to advance the transition to renewable energies, reduce reliance of fossil fuels, and integrate energy management in Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning by focusing on innovations emerging in city life.