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Activity 11.1: Update current plan regularly


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.

By Admin Eltis / Updated: 04 Sep 2015


The evaluationinfo-icon results (> Activity 10.3: Check progress towards achieving the objectives) should feed back into the process regularly to optimise the process and the implementation. A certain flexibility to update the plan is needed to guarantee that new developments and insights are taken into account. Otherwise the plan might lose its effectiveness over time.



  • Respond to new developments.
  • Ensure that implementation is on track and targets are reached.
  • Optimise the implementation process.



  • Be flexible about updating the plan and making changes to measureinfo-icon implementation.
  • Identify areas where the objectives could not be reached or where new developments rendered the plan out of date.
  • Make corrections where necessary in cooperation with relevant actors. The implementation programme can be modified based on how the strategyinfo-icon performs during the implementation period, which usually lasts between three and ten years.
  • Set out clearly the changes to the Sustainable Urban Mobility Planinfo-icon that result from the evaluation and get formal approval at the political level.


Timing and coordination

  • Review and update at least every five years.



Necessary amendments in implementation of measures identified.
Amendments discussed with actors concerned.
Plan update concluded.