Urban mobility planning

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Good planning helps choosing and designing the right measures, or packages of measures, for a city’s particular transport context, and getting them off the ground.

A Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) – a strategic plan designed to satisfy the mobility needs of people and businesses in cities and their surroundings for a better quality of life - can play a big role in this regard. To discover more about these plans, visit the dedicated Mobility Plans section on Eltis.

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 Pavlina Dravecka / Updated: 11 Dec 2014

Bristol invites public to imagine, and then decide on, the future of their city

There is no one path to realising more sustainable mobility, as evident by the wide-variety of transport measures on offer that can lower emissions, reduce pollution and create greener urban areas. But with limited budgets and the knowledge that infrastructural change can majorly alter the character of a city, how should local leaders prioritise one measure over another? And how can citizens be involved in this decision making process, granting them a real sense of ownership over the process?

By Eltis Team / Updated: 11 Aug 2015

EC Urban Mobility Video

The Urban Mobility Video is a three-minute film that explains the approach of the European Commission about urban mobility. It starts with a problem-setting part in which, without voice-over, difficult urban mobility situation are shown in slow motion: a cyclist hit by a car, a woman in a crowded bus that has to brake suddenly, a man in his car who can't stand the traffic jams, emissions and noise anymore, pedestrians who do not have enough space to walk on the pavement etc.

By Benjamin Baxter / Updated: 18 Oct 2019

Smart Cities UK 2020

Smart Cities UK are organising their 5th Conference & Exhibition, where European city and town leaders will meet to reflect on the progress made within the UK, as well as examining the barriers which remain in place for economic and social growth. This event is an opportunity to meet, discuss and solve problems with other city stakeholders for a wide range of cities. 

By Benjamin Baxter / Updated: 18 Oct 2019

Mobility Practitioner Webinar: Financing and Funding Options for Sustainable Urban Mobility

Successful implementation of a Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) requires ensuring necessary funding for measure implementation. Investment and resources are needed from both the public and private sectors. A user needs analysis carried out in SUMPs-Up indicates that financing SUMP development and measure implementation is a major barrier for the uptake of the SUMP concept across the EU. 

By Benjamin Baxter / Updated: 18 Oct 2019

Mobility Practitioner Webinar: Integration of SUMPs into Urban Planning and Climate Work

The sixth SUMPs-Up webinar for mobility practitioners will focus on how to integrate Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs) into urban planning, climate and energy strategies. It will discuss the SIMPLA project, which aimed at harmonising Sustainable Energy Action Plans and SUMPs through capacity building activities for small- and medium-sized municipalities.

By rswa178 / Updated: 10 Oct 2019

Europe's sustainable transport trailblazers revealed at CIVITAS Awards 2019

On 3 October at the CIVITAS Forum in Graz, the cities of Antwerp (Belgium), Bremen (Germany), Stockholm (Sweden) and Vinnytsia (Ukraine) walked away with Europe’s most prestigious prizes for clean, green mobility.

These cities were the deserving recipients of this year's CIVITAS Awards. The awards were given for the most ambitious initiative, exemplary citizen engagement, creating a high-impact legacy through CIVITAS involvement, and transforming a city into a more liveable environment.

By Benjamin Baxter / Updated: 10 Oct 2019
By Benjamin Baxter / Updated: 08 Oct 2019

2nd International Conference on Mobility as a Service (ICoMaaS)

The second International Conference on Mobility as a Service (ICoMaaS) aims to further increase our knowledge on the preconditions of MaaS, experiences from trials and commercial services, and the effects of MaaS, in particular on climate change, travel behaviour and transport poverty. The purpose of the conference is to build bridges between government, research and business and to identify knowledge gaps requiring further research.

By Raffaele Vergnani / Updated: 10 Oct 2019

Cross-Metropolitan Workshop in the frame of HARMONY H2020 project (Rotterdam, 7 November 2019)

The HARMONY Cross-Metropolitan Workshop, titled “Regional Spatial and Transport Planning for disruptive passenger and freight mobility services– Stakeholder Requirements” will take place in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, on 7 November 2019 at “MAASSILO / CME, Maashaven Zuidzijde 1–2 3081 AE ROTTERDAM” from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.