PHASE 2: Strategy Development


By Benjamin Baxter / Updated: 28 Nov 2019

The goal of the second phase is to define the strategic direction of the Sustainable Urban Mobility Planinfo-icon in cooperation with citizens and stakeholders. The key questions are:

What are our options for the future?

Analyse the likely changes in important external factors for urban mobilityinfo-icon (e.g. demography, information technology, climate) and develop scenarios that explore alternative strategic directions. Scenarios try to capture the scope of uncertainty that comes with “looking into the future” in order to have a better factual basis for strategic decisions.

What kind of city do we want?

Use visioning exercises with stakeholders and citizens to develop a shared understanding of desirable futures, based on the results of the mobility analysis and scenarioinfo-icon impacts. A common visioninfo-icon and objectives are cornerstones of every SUMP. Make sure that your objectives address the important problems and that they cover all modes of transport in the functional urban area.

How will we determine success?

Define a set of strategic indicators and targets that allows you to monitor progress made towards realising all objectives without requiring unrealistic amounts of new datainfo-icon collection. Choose ambitious but feasible targets that are aligned with other policyinfo-icon areas.

At the end of the second phase, you have reached another milestone of a widely supported vision, objectives and targets.

Figure 21: Overview of the main steps (scenarios, vision, objectives, targets)  of Phase 2