Securing a long-term reduction in urban road congestion is a major challenge for modern cities. The key driver and agent for change for sustainable development in transport is the city with its local authorities, stakeholder organisations and residents.
Almost half (44%) of all EU urban residents live in ‘medium-sized’ city regions of less than 500,000 inhabitants. There is still a need to take into account the requirements of the authorities of small and medium-sized cities and to address existing capacity shortfalls in order to maintain and normalise sustainable mobility in policy-making and transport planning as well as to improve the quality of urban life. The SUITS project was established to increase the capacity building of local authorities and transport stakeholders and to transfer learning to smaller sized cities, making them more effective and resilient to change in the implementation of sustainable transport measures.