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About: This document has been developed within the framework of the SUMPs-Up project, co-funded under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme (Grant Agreement no. 690669). The SUMPs-Up project was coordinated by Ana Drăguțescu (ICLEI European Secretariat).

Citation: Rupprecht Consult - Forschung & Beratung GmbH (editor), Guidelines for Developing and Implementing a Sustainable Urban Mobility Planinfo-icon, Second Edition, 2019.

Authors: Siegfried Rupprecht, Lasse Brand, Susanne Böhler- Baedeker, Lisa Marie Brunner, Rupprecht Consult - Forschung & Beratung GmbH. Parts of this document are based on: Rupprecht Consult, Guidelines. Developing and Implementing a Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (2013), which is the copyright of the European Commission.

Contributing authors: Anthony Colclough, EUROCITIES (Chapter 1.2); Ana Dragutescu, Elma Meskovic and Marko Horvat, ICLEI (Chapter 1.4, Activity 10.2); Thomas Durlin, Cerema (Chapter 1.5); Stefan Werland and Frederic Rudolph, Wuppertal Institute (Activity 8.2 and 9.1); Sasank Vemuri, GIZ and MobiliseYourCity (Activity 8.2 and 9.1); Dirk Lauwers, Ghent University (Measuring accessibilityinfo-icon with the Flemish ‘Mobiscore approach’); TRT Transporti e Territorio (Modelling tools in the SUMP process), EIB/JASPERS (Major infrastructure projects in Sustainable Urban Mobilityinfo-icon Planning; Strategic Environmental Assessmentinfo-icon (SEA) and Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning) Els Vandenbroeck and Evelien Bossuyt, Mobiel21 (Linking SUMP with social inclusioninfo-icon policies).

Coordination of Good Practice Examples: Lasse Brand, Lisa Marie Brunner (Rupprecht Consult); Matilde Chinellato (EUROCITIES); Maija Rusanen, Esther Kreutz (UBC Sustainable Cities Commission); Thomas Morey, Alessia Giorgiutti (Polis); Elma Meskovic, Ana Dragutescu, Marko Horvat (ICLEI); all authors of the Good Practice Examples are listed in Annex C.

Peer reviewers: Prof Peter Jones, Professor of Transport and Sustainable Development, University College London; Prof Anthony D May OBE FREng, Emeritus Professor of Transport Engineering, Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds; Frank Wefering, Director of Sustainabilityinfo-icon (Greenman-Pedersen, Inc.), New York.

Acknowledgement: This publication is made possible thanks to the valuable contributions of participants in various consultationinfo-icon workshops (see Annex E) and from organisations and individuals involved in the SUMP Coordination Platform. The following experts have provided extensive comments: Thomas Durlin, Cerema; Caroline Mattsson, Trivector; Ivo Cré, Polis; Tom Rye, Edinburgh Napier University; as well as representatives of the European Commission (Directorates-General for Mobility and Transport, for Regional and Urban Policyinfo-icon, and for Environmentinfo-icon), the Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA) and the European Investment Bank/Jaspers Programme.

Proofreading: Elma Meskovic, Richard Adams, Reggie Tricker (ICLEI), Gabi Wegeler, Amelie Metze, Bonnie Fenton (Rupprecht Consult).

Layout: Rebekka Dold, Grafik Design & Visuelle Kommunikation Freiburg, Germany |

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Disclaimer: The views expressed in this publication are the sole responsibility of the authors named and do not necessarily reflect the views of the European Commission. These Guidelines were first produced in English, the accuracy of translations into other languages is the responsibility of the translators.

Copyright: This publication is the copyright of Rupprecht Consult - Forschung & Beratung GmbH. All images and text elements in this publication, for which a source is provided, are the property of the organisations or individuals credited.

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Under European Commission contract MOVE/C1/2016-566, Ricardo Energy & Environment, a member of the Eltis consortium, has converted the 2nd Edition of the European SUMP Guidelines to a web-page book.


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