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The aim of the SUMP Glossary is to provide a brief explanation of specialist words, terms and abbreviations relating to the subject of sustainable urban mobility planning. The Glossary has been prepared by the CH4LLENGE project and as a result, there is a particular focus on defining terms relating to the four key challenges of plan development studied by the project, namely: participation, cooperation, measure selection and monitoring & evaluation. It is envisaged that, over time, the international community of mobility practitioners will add to the content of the online Glossary and produce versions in different languages.
A simple structure has been followed so that users can search for words, terms and abbreviations in a standard alphabetic format. For each Glossary term, the following information is provided:
• a general definition and, where available, a specific definition relating to transport and mobility planning;
• an explanation of why the term is relevant to sustainable urban mobility planning; and
• references to sources.
The preparation of the Glossary, including the selection of terms and drafting of definitions, has been informed by a review of relevant reports, guidance documents and existing glossaries. The key reference is the European Union “Guidelines - Developing and implementing a Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan” prepared for the EC’s Intelligent Energy Europe (IEE) programme by Rupprecht Consult (January 2014) and therefore this has not been identified as a source throughout the document. The outputs of the CH4LLENGE project have also provided a principal source of information and the official documents can be found at www.sump-challenges.eu.

Please note that not all the explanatory text is taken directly from the listed sources. The authors have sought to take established definitions and information as the basis and explain these in simple terms and relate them to the context of sustainable urban mobility planning where this was not previously the case.

Par Admin Eltis / Mis à jour: 28 May 2019

Definition – A public-private partnershipinfo-icon is a service or venture which is funded and operated through a partnership of government and one or more private sector companies. These schemes are sometimes referred to as PPP, P3 or P3. PPPs involve a contract between a public sector authorityinfo-icon and a private party, in which the private party provides a public service or project and assumes substantial financial, technical and operational risk in the project.

Relevance to SUMP: Private sector companies may be responsible for providing important mobilityinfo-icon services for an authority preparing a SUMP, for example: constructing, operating and maintaining infrastructure such as railways and roads or operating public transport services. In these cases, the companies should be viewed as a primary stakeholderinfo-icon for the purpose of SUMP development as they can bring knowledge and experience to the process and may be involved in measureinfo-icon selection and implementation. Methods for involving private sector companies in the process should be reviewed with regard to tendering rules, for example where an existing contract is due for renewal.

Where no PPP arrangements are currently in place, a lead SUMP authority can appraise whether a PPP would be a suitable approach to future implementation of a SUMP measure.

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