SUMP development driven by external consultants
Cluj-Napoca’s Urban Mobility Plan was developed by an external consultancy under the coordination and guidance of Jaspers and EBRD. Consultants lead the organisation and implementation of the entire process, including data collection, analysis of the existing situation, and the development of the SUMP Action Plan. Internal staff was also closely involved in all steps, providing valuable knowledge about the local context, and thereby supported the consultants in developing tailor- made solutions and a robust SUMP. Overall, hiring external consultants brought technical expertise and fresh thinking, and helped to improve the efficiency of the planning process.
Author: City of Cluj-Napoca, collected by ICLEI
Expert support to set up a mobility monitoring centre
For the development of the SUMP and the monitoring of measures, local authorities of Thessaloniki analysed a wide range of mobility data. The municipality signed a cooperation agreement (2016 - ongoing) with a research institute, benefitting from its scientific skills in sustainable mobility planning, as well as in ITS, big data management and transport modelling. The cooperation was key to ensure that the SUMP implementation includes a good mix of technical and scientific work, increasing the capacity and skills of the local authority’s staff in stakeholder engagement and data collection.
Author: Maria Zourna, Municipality of Thessaloniki, and Georgia Aifantopoulou & Maria Morfoulaki, CERTH/Hellenic Institute of Transport, collected by Polis