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Activity 9.3: Create ownerships of the plan


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: 11 Nov 2015


The official adoption of the plan is an important step. In advance, accompanying and as follow-up to this step it is necessary to inform and involve stakeholders and citizens to ensure broad ownershipinfo-icon of the Sustainable Urban Mobility Planinfo-icon. They should have the feeling it is “their” plan, which aims at improving mobilityinfo-icon and quality of lifeinfo-icon for everyone rather than just another document adopted at the political level.



  • Ensure high acceptance and a feeling of ownership among stakeholders and citizens.



  • Communicate in a transparent and professional way about the results of the planning process.
  • Explain what a local authorityinfo-icon can realistically do and what not (expectation management).
  • Make the adoption of the plan a topic in local media and celebrate this milestone with the citizens.


Timing and coordination

  • In advance, in parallel and after formal adoption of plan.



Public relations and involvements activities planned and carried out.
Adoption of sustainable Urban Mobility Plan celebrated with citizens and stakeholders.



West of England: 6th Joint Transport Forum, Joint Local Transport Plan 3

The 6th Annual Joint Transport Forum was designed as the launch of, and introduction to, the draft Joint Local Transport Plan and the launch of the wider engagementinfo-icon. Over 100 representatives from the subregion attended including local businesses, health representatives, campaign groups and residents, all wishing to find out more about what the West of England partnership does, and how they could help influence the next Joint Local Transport Plan.

On arrival, all attendees were given a copy of the draft Executive Summary of the JLTP3 and a copy of the questionnaire in order to encourage feedback after the forum. Larger quantities of questionnaires were also available for people to take away and distribute amongst their groups. The event included workshops on carbon reduction, active travel and sustainable economic prosperity.

For details, see: www.travelplus.org.uk/our-vision/joint-local-transport-plan-3/6th-joint-....