5th European Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs)

By Ash Oyofo / Updated: 25 Oct 2019
SUMP Conference 2018 Nicosia

The European Commission's 5th European Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs) took place on 14-15 May in Nicosia, Cyprus.

It is Europe's leading annual event for all those involved in putting the SUMP concept into practice. It serves as a forum for policy makers and academics across Europe to network, debate key issues and exchange ideas on sustainable urban mobility planning. Attendance is free of charge.

In line with the European Commission having dedicated the year 2018 to the promotion of multimodality, the theme of the 5th edition was multimodality, with a focus on the integration of transport modes and combined mobility solutions for passengers and freight in cities and regions.

The conference was co-funded by the European Commission in cooperation with the Municipality of Nicosia and the Ministry of Transport, Communications and Works of the Republic of Cyprus.


Please download here further information on the content of the conference: Conference programme (final)


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The conference series

1st 12-13 June 2014 Planning for a liveable city Sopot, Poland
2nd 16-17 June 2015 Sustainable mobility for everyone Bucharest, Romania
3rd 12-13 April 2016 Planning the efficient city Bremen, Germany
4th 29-30 March 2017 Intelligent planning for sustainable mobility Dubrovnik, Croatia
5th 14-15 May 2018 Planning for multimodal cities Nicosia, Cyprus
6th Dates under discussion TBC Groningen, The Netherlands




Opening Plenary

Nick Tyler, University College London - Urban multimodality in the 21st century

Radu Andronic, City of Turda - Successful SUMPs – The Turda example

Siegfried Rupprecht, Rupprecht Consult - Revision of the EC SUMP Guidelines


Plenary session - Planning for multimodal cities

Sergio Fernández Balaguer, City of Madrid - Public transport as the backbone of multimodality in Madrid: Challenges ahead

Jon Lamonte, Transport for Greater Manchester - Greater Manchester, Transport 2040: Pursuing innovative MaaS and freight solutions

Marianne Weinreich, Danish Cycling Embassy - Planning for cycling the Danish way


Closing Plenary

Evangelia Stavropoulou, Hellenic Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure - Initiatives and actions for the promotion of sustainable urban mobility – Development of the legal framework

Aljaž Plevnik, UIRS - National support for SUMPs - Results from the PROSPERITY/SUMPs-Up survey


A1 & A2: CREATE: Long-term strategies to reduce car dependency

Michalis Lambrinos, Ministry of Transport, Communication and Works of the Republic of Cyprus and Athanasios Kolyvas, Municipality of Nicosia - Nicosia’s Integrated Mobility Master Plan

Peter Jones, University College London -PDF icona1a2_peter_jones.pdf

Tom Cohen, University College London - Defining the next stage of cities and their transport systems

Charlotte Halpern, Science Po, and Regine Gerike, TU Dresden -PDF iconStrategies to reduce car dependency in Berlin, Copenhagen, London, Paris and Vienna

Clemence Cavoli, University College London - Accelerating sustainable mobility and reducing car dependency in growing economies: The cases of Adana, Amman, Bucharest, Skopje and Tallinn

Lovren Markic, Valon Salihu, Biljana Sekulovska Gaber, City of Skopje - Skopje’s CREATE learnings and actions for congestion reduction


A3. COST Action: European cooperation networks for a sustainable urban mobility

Mickael Pero and Bart Veys, COST Association - Introduction

Vasos Vassiliou, University of Cyprus -PDF icon5G Networks in Support of Urban Mobility

Nikolas Thomopoulos, University of Greenwich - PDF icona3_thomopoulos.pdfa3_thomopoulos.pdfa3_thomopoulos.pdfa3_thomopoulos.pdfa3_thomopoulos.pdf


A4. Expanding to regions, linking to TEN-Ts

Maria Morfoulaki, CERTH - Integrated regional action plan for innovative, sustainable and low carbon mobility

Ricardo Poppeliers, Ecorys - VITALNODES

Ike Busser, City of Venray and Peter van Wijlick, Trendsportal - Trendsportal, an innovative way to co-create an urban-rural SUMP

Alessandro Delpiano, City of Bologna - SUMPs as an experience of collaboration between the municipality and metropolitan area


A5: Integrating SUMPs and SECAPs: The energy and climate dimension

Fabio Tomasi, AREA Science Park, and Mariana Ivanova, UBBSLA -PDF iconA dialogue with energy and climate: The SIMPLA experience

Konstantina Lortzie, European Office of Nicosia Municipality - Integrating the SUMP and SEAP of Nicosia

Katharina Krell, thematic expert on low-carbon economy to Interreg Europe - The Interreg Europe Policy Learning Platform


B1. SUMP Guidelines: The next generation

Alan O’Brien, JASPERS – European Investment Bank -PDF iconJASPERS' experience in the implementation of SUMP Guidelines

Siegfried Rupprecht, Rupprecht Consult - The SUMP knowledge map


B2. Incorporating innovation – How to plan for cooperative, connected & automated mobility

Karen Vancluysen, Polis - Road vehicle automation in cities and regions

Siegfried Rupprecht, Rupprecht Consult - Enabling cities to get ‘automation-ready’: The CO-EXIST project approach

Aristotelis Savva, Ministry of Transport, Communications and Works of the Republic of Cyprus - Recent ITS developments in Cyprus

Mathias Mitteregger, AVENUE21 future.lab TU Wien - Connected automated vehicles - what are we planning for?


B3. Incorporating innovation - How to plan for alternative fuel infrastructure

Piotr Rapacz, DG MOVE, European Commission - Introduction

Dorota Gajda, City of Gdynia - Plugged and unplugged - Low-emission transport in the City of Gdynia

Françoise Guaspare, Île de France - Enhancing alternative fuels use through a vision, targets and policy

Markus Siehr, Stuttgart Region - Masterplan fast charging infrastructure


B4. Incorporating innovation - How to plan for MaaS and shared mobility services

Ivo Cré, Polis -PDF iconMobility as a Service: Implications for urban and regional transport

Piia Karjalainen, ERTICO – ITS Europe & MaaS Alliance - Policy options in MaaS context

Vasilis Mizaras, SWARCO - MyCorridor project: The vision and the approach

Sergio Fernández Balaguer, City of Madrid - MaaS and shared mobility in Madrid: The city in the driver’s seat


B5. Planning for urban freight and logistics

Madeleine Kelly, DG MOVE, European Commission - EU study on urban logistics: The integrated perspective

Peter König, BIM Consulting - NOVELOG and the case of Graz: Guidance in developing cooperative business models for sustainable city logistics

Wulf-Holger Arndt, German Institute of Urban Affairs - PROSPERITY project: Urban freight delivery as part of transportation planning

Nicole Mavrovounioti, Stratagem Energy - DESTINATIONS: The Urban Freight Logistics Action Plan of Limassol, integrated in the local SUMP


C1. Active modes: SUMPs, safety and sustainability

Moderator: Ian Skinner, TEPR - Introduction

Frank Mütze, European Transport Safety Council - Safe cities across Europe; Integrating road safety in the SUMP planning cycle

Francesco Iacorossi, Rome Mobility Agency - Rome’s strategy for vision zero

Lasse Brand, Rupprecht Consult - FLOW: More walking and cycling. Less congestion

Adam Bodor, European Cyclists’ Federation - Cycling as a solution for sustainable urban mobility - solutions for more and safer cycling


C2. Urban Vehicle Access Regulations (UVARs)

Isabelle Vandoorne, DG MOVE, European Commission - Non-binding Guidelines on Urban Vehicle Access Regulations

Oliver Lenz, FIA Region I - Urban vehicle access regulations from a user perspective

Jonas Ericson, City of Stockholm - Low emission zones and congestion charging

Lucy Sadler, Sadler Consultants - Selecting the right UVAR and accompanying measures for maximum impact, and how to measure success


C3. Evaluating SUMPs: Monitoring, impact assessment, benchmarking and indicators

Susanne Böhler-Baedeker, Rupprecht Consult - Sustainable urban mobility indicators for European urban areas

Thomas DURLIN, Cerema - The French PDU case

Dirk Engels, Transport & Mobility Leuven - Evaluating SUMPs development in the CIVITAS context

Apostolos Bizakis, Tredit S.A. Transport Consultants - Findings from the Limassol SUMP study


C4. Quality assessment of SUMPs

Patrick Auwerx, Mobiel 21 - Quality management of Flanders’ Local Sustainable Mobility Plans

Thomas Durlin, CEREMA - The PDU observatory in France

Polona Demšar Mitrovic, Ministry of Infrastructure of Slovenia - Plans for quality assessments of SUMPs in Slovenia

Michal Ulrich, Ministry of Transport of the Czech Republic -PDF iconQuality assessment of SUMPs/SUMFs in the Czech Republic

Mercè Taberna Torres. Barcelona Provincial Council -PDF iconThe Experience of Barcelona Provincial Council in the Assessment of SUMPs


C5. Financial and technical assistance to enhance SUMPs

Jochen Schneider, JASPERS – European Investment Bank - JASPERS and other EU and EIB sources for Technical Assistance and Implementation

Piia Karjalainen, ERTICO – ITS Europe - New approaches to public procurement of innovative transport and mobility solutions in a city environment

Olga Feldman, Arcadis - Promoting Sustainable Transport and Mobility: Innovative Financing Mechanism Guidelines

Michelle Coldrey, City of Gothenburg - Planning the Gothenburg Cable Car with the support of ELENA


D1. GO SUMP! Innovative planning strategies from the INTERREG MED Sustainable Urban Transport Community

Peter Staelens, EUROCITIES - Innovative planning strategies from the INTERREG MED Sustainable Urban Transport Community 


D2. Addressing islands and tourism-related mobility

Manos Vougioukas, EuroTrans Consulting - Sustainable Tourism Mobility for SMART Destinations

Alexia Spyridonidou, CIVINET CY-EL - SIMP: Year-round Sustainable Island Mobility Planning

Lucia Ilieva, CSDCS - From SUMP to SRTMP along the Danube

Nicola Scanferla, City of Ravenna - Sustainable mobility for sustainable tourism: Best practices from the InnovaSUMP project


D3. CityMobilNet: Tools to get work on your SUMP done on the ground

Olaf Lewald, City of Bielefeld and Claus Köllinger, FGM-AMOR - Welcome

Ed Thorpe, URBACT Secretariat - URBACT III

Olaf Lewald - The CityMobilNet project

Olaf Lewald, City of Bielefeld and Claus Köllinger, FGM-AMOR - CityMobilnet: Introducing the tools and workshops


D4. Yes, in my back yard!: SUMPS in small towns and neighbourhoods

Balázs Kozák, Mobillissimus - Planning through co-creation in the CIVITAS SUNRISE project: stories from Budapest’s Zugló-Törökőr neighbourhood

Thanos Vlastos, National Technical University Athens - SUMP concepts for small Greek cities: The historical identity parameter

Petra Grgasović, Dyvolve Ltd. - Multimodality planning in small and middle-sized urban areas

Loukas Dimitriou, University of Cyprus - Sustainable mobility planning on university campuses in the Mediterranean region: Lessons learned from the CampSUMP project


D4: Zooming in on Eastern Europe: Looking through a culturally different lens on SUMPs

Patrick Auwerx, Mobiel 21 -PDF iconIntroduction

Aljaz Plevnik, UIRS -PDF iconUrban Mobility in Eastern Europe: an overview

Presentations fromPDF iconTirana,PDF iconSarajevo,PDF iconHradec Kralové,PDF iconBudapest,PDF iconPristina,PDF iconPalanga,PDF iconSkopje,PDF iconPodgorica,PDF iconBelgrade andPDF iconLviv.


Side session: Integrating urban rail in a multimodal public transport system: Economic and environmental benefits and financial solutions

Arturs Alksnis, UNIFE - Funding and financing solutions for urban rail systems

Michalis Lambrinos, Ministry of Transport, Communication and Works of the Republic of Cyprus - The Nicosia tram - Findings of the feasibility study

Alan O’Brien, JASPERS – European Investment Bank -PDF iconThe case for urban rail systems

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