6th European Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans

By Ash Oyofo / Updated: 15 Jun 2020

The 6th European Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans took place on Monday 17 and Tuesday 18 June 2019 in Groningen, The Netherlands. The focus of the conference was on providing support to sustainable and active cities within the SUMP context, i.e. how to make cities more walkable and cycle-friendly.

The European Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans 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, local authorities, urban transport planners, academics, NGOs and other mobility professionals. The event offers opportunities to network, debate key issues and to exchange ideas on sustainable urban mobility planning. The conference is co-funded by the European Commission in cooperation with the Municipality of Groningen.

Revision of the SUMP Guidelines

Updated SUMP guidelines were presented for review by the SUMP community. Since their launch in 2013, the guidelines have become the main reference for the development of Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans and have been adopted widely across Europe. The Guidelines were updated to reflect recent trends in mobility, technology and society. At various sessions with different formats, participants provided their comments and feedback on the draft updated guidelines and gave their views on long-term planning for sustainable urban mobility. Conference attendees and all interested parties have the opportunity to provide feedback online via the following link until 9 July 2019.


The conference programme is available here.

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Opening Plenary

Plenary session

Closing Plenary

Parallel sessions

A1. Long term strategies to reach zero-emissions in urban mobility

B1. SUMP Guidelines focus session: From problem analyisis to mobility strategy

C1. The rise of shared, free-floating and other micro-mobility solutions

D1. Road safety and active modes

A2. Citizen's participation and communication

B2. SUMP Guidelines focus session: From measure selection to implementation

C2. Automated driving and the connected city

D2. Accelerating alternative fuels, vehicles and infrastructure deployment

A3. Making cities more inclusive and accessible for all

B3. Harnessing opportunities and overcoming challenges of Mobility as a Service in SUMPs

C3. How to finance your SUMP measures and build a strategic investment plan

D3. Strategic planning for efficient urban freight logistics

SIDE SESSION: Facilitating urban mobility investments through SUMPs. The perspective of international banks and development organisations (organised by EIB/JASPERS)

A4. From governance to integration of emerging mobility solutions

B4. Parking: gamechanger for your SUMP

C4. Reaping the health benefits of walking and cycling

D4. Smart solutions to address mobility challenges in rural areas, and small and medium cities

A5. National frameworks to support SUMP development

B5. Air quality policy and urban vehicle access regulation

C5. Measuring SUMP impacts and indicators

D5. Multi-level governance and integrated planning at the regional scale


City of Groningen


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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 17-18 June 2019 Planning for sustainable and active cities Groningen, The Netherlands


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