Publication of Guidelines and Summaries for developing and implementing a Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) (2nd edition) has piqued interest across the world. The fundamental principles apply not just in the European context - but can be applied to cities globally, taking into account local context, governance, and transport conditions.
The 2nd edition of the SUMP Guidelines was made available to cities worldwide in 2019. Meanwhile, many national institutions have been working to translate the SUMP Guidelines into their own language – to make them even easier to use and to establish the concept of SUMPs in their own country.
The Latvian, Czech and Slovak versions have now been developed. With this release, Latvian, Czech and Slovak decision-makers and planners are encouraged to apply the concept of SUMP and establish integrated planning practices.
The interactive summary to make the Guidelines for developing and implementing a SUMP (2nd edition) more accessible and easy to use is being translated to many different languages, for which the Hungarian, Estonian, Latvian, Czech and Slovak versions are now available.
Developed for use by decision-makers who wish to make use of the SUMP Guidelines' 2nd edition, the document is comprised of only a few pages to create a succinct and convincing user-guide.
The general idea of SUMP is explained, the principles underlying the planning process are described and a brief introduction of the four SUMP phases is given. Decision-makers are given an overview of the benefits of Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning, as well as guidance on how to start the SUMP process. The summary can also be used as an introduction to the urban mobility planning process.
All current and future translations of the SUMP guidelines and Decision-Makers Summary are available to download as documents from the SUMP Guidelines page on Eltis.