Hand in hand with the setup of working structures, the planning framework needs to be determined to tailor Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan development to the local situation. This includes the definition of the geographic scope, which ideally should address the ‘functional urban area’. Other important aspects are to follow legal planning requirements and to link with planning processes of related fields. The results of all previous activities are then summarised into an agreed timeline and work plan, which should be politically approved to create reliability for involved actors. If lack of capacities has been identified before, suitable arrangements need to be made to get external support for SUMP development.