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Second edition of the SUMP Guidelines

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.

By Ash Oyofo / Updated: 10 Jul 2019

Why did we need to update the SUMP guidance?

Since the first edition of the SUMP Guidelines was published in late 2013, it has acted as the main European reference document for urban transport and mobilityinfo-icon practitioners involved in the development and implementation of Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs). Many cities in Europe and around the world have developed SUMPs, while numerous European Union funded projects and programmes have contributed valuable knowledge that helped cities to develop this new generation of mobility plans.

Whilst the Guidelines continue to be used extensively, major new trends in many areas of urban mobility have emerged and a wealth of practical SUMP experience has been acquired over the last few years. This meant it was time to rethink and update the original Guidelines. A comprehensive update process of European SUMP guidance was started in 2018, including a revision of the Guidelines itself, as well as the development of a range of complementary guides on specific aspects of SUMP.

Second edition of the SUMP Guidelines

Publication of the second edition of the European SUMP Guidelines marks an important milestone in the take-up of a new planning culture in Europe. This comprehensive revision aims to integrate the dynamic developments in many areas of urban mobility and the rich experience of implementing the concept of Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning since 2013.

This public draft is the result of an intense one-year stakeholderinfo-icon engagementinfo-icon process, coordinated by main authors Rupprecht Consult and led by a special Editorial Board, which includes DG MOVE, the CIVITAS SUMP projects, Eltis, INEA, DG REGIO, JASPERS, and leading mobility researchers. It has been developed and validated in close cooperation with the SUMP community. Starting with a large survey and dedicated session at the SUMP Conference 2018, a number of workshops with practitioners and other experts from all over Europe have taken place. By involving several major city networks closely in the update, special care was taken to include feedback from all types of cities and regions.

This document is a draft of the new SUMP Guidelines, prepared specifically for the sixth annual SUMP Conference in Groningen, 17-18 June 2019. At this event, the SUMP community were invited once more to discuss and provide comments.

The final version will be published at the CIVITAS Forum Conference in Graz, 2 - 4 October 2019.

Guidance on specific topics or contexts

The SUMP concept is a European success story to which many stakeholders have contributed and from which many cities (and their residents) have benefited. An entire community of practice has formed around Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning: A wealth of good practices are being shared by practitioners, numerous (mostly) free tools and know-how are available on the ELTIS platform (https://www.eltis.org/), a coordination platform of major stakeholders and projects has been set-up, and annual SUMP Conferences have been held since 2014.

The growing knowledge base also meant an increasing differentiation of focused guidance and the risk that practitioners might lose track where they find the most relevant guidance for their specific situation. To solve this, a coherent official compendium of SUMP guidance has been developed over the last year that aims to capture the knowledge available by many different projects and organisations. The guides and briefings of the compendium complement the core SUMP Guidelines by elaborating difficult planning aspects in more detail (e.g. institutional cooperation), applying SUMP to specific contexts (e.g. metropolitan regions), or providing guidance on how to pursue important policyinfo-icon goals (e.g. health) or technical concepts (e.g. automation) in the planning process.

Public drafts of the first range of guidance documents from the compendium have been prepared specifically for the SUMP Conference and are available in the collapsible table, below.  

(Please note, the sole responsibility for the content of this publication lies with the authors. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the European Commission. The European Commission is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information contained herein.)

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Guidelines for Developing and Implementing a Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (Second Edition)

Guidelines for Developing and Implementing a Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (Second Edition) Topic Guide: Download the document.

1. Guidelines for the harmonization of sustainable urban mobility planning and SeCAPS

Guidelines for the harmonization of sustainable urban mobilityinfo-icon planning and SeCAPS Topic Guide: Download the document.

2. Sustainable urban logistics planning

Sustainable urban logistics planning Topic Guide: Download the document.

5a. Funding and financing options for Sustainable Urban Mobility

Draft Funding and financing options for Sustainable Urban Mobility Topic Guide: Download the document.

5b. Public procurement of sustainable urban mobility measures

Draft Public procurement of sustainable urban mobility measures Topic Guide: Download the document.

 

7. Road vehicle automation in sustainable urban mobility planning

Draft Road vehicle automation in sustainable urban mobility planning Practitioner Briefing: Download the document.

8. Sustainable urban mobility planning in metropolitan regions

Draft Sustainable urban mobility planning in metropolitan regions Topic Guide: Download the document.

 

9. Electrification in sustainable urban mobility planning

Draft Electrification in sustainable urban mobility planning Topic Guide: Download the document.

 

10. National SUMP supporting programmes

Draft National SUMP support programmes Practitioner Briefing: Download the document.

 

11. Integration of shared mobility approaches in sustainable urban mobility planning

Draft Integration of shared mobility approaches in sustainable urban mobility planning Topic Guide: Download the document.

 

12. Linking transport and health in SUMPs

Draft Linking transport and health in SUMPs Topic Guide: Download the document.

 

13. Urban Vehicle Access Regulations and sustainable urban mobility planning

Draft Urban Vehicle Access Regulations and sustainable urban mobility planning Topic Guide: Download the document.

 

14. Supporting and encouraging walking in sustainable urban mobility planning

Draft Supporting and encouraging walking in sustainable urban mobility planning Practitioner Briefing: Download the document.

 

15. Mobility as a Service (MaaS) and sustainable urban mobility planning

Draft Mobility as a Service (MaaS) and sustainable urban mobility planning Practitioner Briefing: Download the document.

 

16. The role of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) in sustainable urban mobility planning

Draft The role of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) in sustainable urban mobility planning Practitioner Briefing: Awaiting draft

 

17. Supporting and encouraging cycling in sustainable urban mobility planning

Draft Supporting and encouraging cycling in sustainable urban mobility planning Practitioner Briefing: Download the document.

 

18. Parking and SUMP: a perfect match

Draft Parking and SUMP: a perfect match Practitioner Briefing: Download the document.

 

19. Urban Road Safety and Vulnerable Road Users

Draft Urban Road Safety and Vulnerable Road Users Topic Guide: Download the document.