Sustainable urban mobility planning guidelines

By News Editor / Updated: 31 Jul 2015

Sustainable urban mobility planning is a departure from the standard method of transport planning. It is based on the principles of sustainable development, orientated to achieving objectives - economic well-being, reduced pollution, improved social inclusion - rather than being just about building transport infrastructure. Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs) can and do deliver better quality of life and reduced use of resources in cities and their surroundings when compared to transport plans that focus solely on adding new capacity.

These guidelines for sustainable urban mobility planning outline the essential steps involved in developing such plans. They include good practice examples, tools and references to illustrate each step and help you apply the guidelines. The document is aimed at practitioners in urban transport and mobility as well as other stakeholders who would be involved in the preparation and implementation of SUMPs.

See below to download the guidelines. For more information on SUMPs, visit the Mobility Plans section on Eltis.

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SUMP Guidelines
January 2014