Quality, audits and benchmarking

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Pursuing a quality management approach is not only necessary, but will help cities develop and implement better transport policies.

Good transport planning is informed by reference to good practice elsewhere. Auditing and benchmarking help cities compare their plans and performance against that of others - not in a spirit of competition, but rather one of continuous improvement.

By rswa178 / Updated: 15 Aug 2018

Standards for Developing a SUMP Action Plan

A report from the CIVITAS SUMPS-Up project provides city planners with the step-by-step know-how necessary to develop SUMP action plans. Furthermore, it takes into account different levels of SUMP development experience and SUMP maturity among cities.

The report contains guidance in terms of what to include in an action plan, including responsibilities, resources, stakeholder coordination, time plans, and funding sources.

In addition, it breaks down the process of developing an action plan into a six-step process, with the final stage of this an implementation plan.

By Fiona Twisse / Updated: 03 Sep 2020
By rswa178 / Updated: 02 Apr 2020

SUMPs-UP Mobility Practitioners Webinar: Second Edition of the SUMP Guidelines

The fifth SUMPs-Up webinar for mobility practitioners introduces a landmark new document: the second edition of the EU SUMP Guidelines.

Launched in October 2019, they contain a fully updated SUMP cycle, more details on the measure planning, financing and implementation aspects, and over 60 new good practice examples from cities all around Europe. They are presented by Lasse Brand, Rupprecht Consult, one of the main authors of the Guidelines.

By Fiona Twisse / Updated: 27 Mar 2020
By s.govender@rupp... / Updated: 19 Mar 2020
By Claus Köllinger / Updated: 16 Mar 2020

West Yorkshire to undertake a 'carbon audit' of its transport schemes

The West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA), which brings together a number of local authorities in the north of England centred on the city of Leeds, has announced a carbon audit of its transport schemes.

In June 2019, the WYCA and the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LCREP) declared a climate emergency for the city region with the aim of having a net zero carbon economy by 2038 at the latest. This means an average reduction of carbon emission of 14.5% a year.

By Fiona Twisse / Updated: 17 Feb 2020
By gregorysmith / Updated: 29 Jan 2020
By rswa178 / Updated: 02 Apr 2020

SUMP Good Practice Fact Sheets

A series of fact sheets chronicle the good practice examples of SUMP measures, instruments and planning procedures in the seven partner cities of CIVITAS SUMPs-Up.

They cover activities that have taken place in Birmingham (UK), Budapest (Hungary), Donostia-San Sebastian (Spain), Malmö (Sweden), Sofia (Bulgaria), Thessaloniki (Greece) and Turin (Italy) since SUMPs-Up began in September 2016.

By rswa178 / Updated: 29 Aug 2019

Apply now to join the CIVITAS Political Advisory Committee

Elected politicians from member cities of the CIVITAS Forum Network are invited to apply to join the CIVITAS Political Advisory Committee (PAC). Five spaces are available for new members to join this small group of leading and highly motivated politicians whose cities are leading the way in advancing sustainable mobility in Europe.