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Annex D: Checklist


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: 28 May 2019

The Checklist provided within the original Guidelines (January 2014) has been superceded by the SUMP Self-Assessment Scheme, which is due to be launched during the autumn 2015.

The SUMP Self-Assessmentinfo-icon Scheme allows a city to demonstrate the compliance of its mobilityinfo-icon planning process with the European Commission SUMP concept and guidelines. This free, online self-assessment process comprises 100 questions based on the plan-making steps of the guidelines. There is no time limit for completing the self-assessment. A city might want to answer all questions in one go, or pause for discussion and finish the remaining questions at a later point. Alternatively, planning practitioners may wish to work through the assessment over a much longer period of time, utilising the questions as a checklist during team meetings. For this purpose, a downloadable pre-assessment document containing all the questions is available.

As the authors of the SUMP Guidelines, Rupprecht Consult has developed the SUMP Self-Assessment Scheme, which is disseminated in the context of the EU co-funded project CH4LLENGE.