Home > Glossary > Sustainable Transport System

Sustainable Transport System

×

Message d'erreur

We are sorry, this content is not available in your language.

GLOSSARY TERMS

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 – The EU Transport Council has defined a sustainable transport systeminfo-icon as a system that:

  • allows the basic access and development needs of society to be met safely and in a manner consistent with human and ecosystem health, and promotes equityinfo-icon within and between successive generations.
  • is affordable, operates fairly and efficiently, offers choice of transport modeinfo-icon, and supports a competitive economy, as well as balanced regional development.
  • limits emissions and waste within the planet's ability to absorb them, uses renewable resources at or below their rates of generation and uses non-renewable resources at or below the rates of development of renewable substitutes while minimising the impact on the use of land and the generation of noise.

Relevance to SUMP – The definition above was defined by the EU Transport Council in 2001, demonstrating the longevity of the principles that underpin the SUMP planning approach now promoted by the EU. See also sustainabilityinfo-icon.

Source: EU, 2001 cited in JRC, 2007

Go to the SUMP - Glossary