Within the European Commission's Urban Mobility Days Digital Conference that took place online from 29 September to 2 October, there was a dedicated Eltis Training Session on “Planning for vulnerable to exclusion user groups: how to make your SUMP more inclusive for all”.
The session provided insights, methodologies, and tools for public authorities and practitioners that want to build a more inclusive and fair mobility system considering the needs, capabilities and attitudes of different mobility challenged groups.
The two-hour session was structured into two parts:
- The first part was dedicated to understanding the challenge; for example, what are the issues that lead to mobility poverty, and why should a SUMP be more inclusive for all?
- The second part focused on solutions. The session looked at how the transport system should be redesigned to favour social inclusion both during “Strategy Development” and “Measure Planning” phases of the SUMP cycle.
Both session sections concluded with interactive exercises allowing participants to provide insights and personal experiences about the challenges that exist - and possible solutions to tackle transport poverty.
The training session is available to view on the Eltis Mobility portal YouTube channel.