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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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By Benjamin Baxter / Updated: 21 Jan 2020

Urbanism Next Europe

Inspired by the annual conference in Portland, Oregon USA, the Urbanism Next Conference is hosting an interdisciplinary convening in Rotterdam, Netherlands of private, public and academic stakeholders who play critical roles in shaping the future of our cities. The conference will explore how technological, societal and economic trends will change land use, urban design, transportation, health, the economy, and more.

By Ella Andrew / Updated: 16 Jan 2020

Parking and SUMP: A perfect match - Park4SUMP project

Park4SUMP is an EU-funded Horizon 2020 project, which supports cities to adapt their parking management strategies as part of their Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs). It aims to encourage innovative parking solutions to become part of cities’ SUMP and other city planning processes.

A practitioner brief on Parking and SUMP integration has become a part of the new SUMP guidelines.

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By Benjamin Baxter / Updated: 15 Jan 2020

Mobility Practitioners Webinar - Integrating SUMPs into urban planning & climate work

Urban planning, climate and energy work and sustainable urban mobility planning all share the same goal: to plan and develop cities and municipalities in a sustainable, climate-friendly way.

Therefore, the integration of different strategies and approaches is of utmost importance. It prevents duplicated work in city administrations and facilitates the efficient and successful implementation of strategies.

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By Benjamin Baxter / Updated: 15 Jan 2020

Mobility Practitioners Webinar: Second Edition of the SUMP Guidelines

For the past six years, the SUMP Guidelines have acted as the main reference document for mobility practitioners and other stakeholders involved in the development and implementation of Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans. Whilst they continue to be widely used, extensive guidance materials and new mobility trends and concepts have emerged and a wealth of practical SUMP experience has been acquired since the introduction of the Guidelines in 2013. Therefore, the second edition of the EU SUMP guidelines was launched at the CIVITAS Forum 2019.

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By Benjamin Baxter / Updated: 15 Jan 2020

Mobility Practitioners Webinar - SUMP action plans and gaining political commitment to them

How do you ensure the implementation of measures in a sustainable urban mobility plan (SUMP)? How do you engage decision makers in the SUMP process?

CIVITAS SUMPs-Up's fourth webinar for mobility practitioners explores these crucial questions by focusing on an important milestone in the SUMP process – developing the SUMP action plan and ensuring political commitment to it.

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By Benjamin Baxter / Updated: 15 Jan 2020

Mobility Practitioners Webinar - Measure Selection for SUMPs

Systematic and judicious SUMP measure selection and effectively combining these measures is central for SUMP development and implementation.

This webinar highlights this crucial step of the SUMP process, showcasing a series of manuals produced by SUMPs-Up that aid cities in measure selection and creating measure packages.

The manuals focus on three different city profiles, each of which covers a different level of experience and expertise in the development of mobility policies and measures.

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By Benjamin Baxter / Updated: 15 Jan 2020

Mobility Practitioners Webinar: Data collection for SUMPs

Analysing the mobility situation and developing scenarios of possible future mobility situations helps to set the goals for a city’s Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP). To know where you want to go and how you're going to get there, you first need to know where you are currently standing.

Collecting evidence on the existing mobility conditions and ensuring availability of accurate data is the basis for SUMP development.

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