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: 04 Dec 2019

Planning for a healthy, connected and comfortable Klaipeda

When a small city embarks on the challenge of planning for sustainable urban mobility, then ambition, vision and clarity are essential tools to show people how their quality of life can be improved. Klaipeda’s Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) bears witness to this, with a convincing combination of excellent scenario analysis, short- and long-term planned actions and realistic modal split objectives. 

By Benjamin Baxter / Updated: 04 Dec 2019

5th Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility

The University of Thessaly is organising the 5th Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility (CSUM) on Skiathos Island. The main theme for the conference is yet to be announced, but previous years' themes have included 'Public transport and the use of ITS applications in urban mobility', 'Anthropocentric approach in urban mobility planning' and 'Data analytics: Paving the way to sustainable urban mobility'.

The thematic areas of CSUM 2020 include, but are not limited to:

By Benjamin Baxter / Updated: 04 Dec 2019

Future Urban Mobility 2020

The third edition of Future Urban Mobility is happening on 19 March 2020 and expects to attract more than one hundred directors, managers and policy officers. Networks, knowledge sharing and inspiration are central to the event. 

Several keynote speeches will make up the agenda:

  • Charging the city
  • Road safety in the city
  • Value of mobility for real estate development
  • Deployment of innovative solutions
  • Mobility of tomorrow

These talks will address the challenges and opportunities in the future of urban mobility.

By Raffaele Vergnani / Updated: 25 Nov 2019

Pescara wins the Urban Award 2019 in Italy for its efforts on sustainable mobility

The cycle route network and assisted cycling city bikes for employees of local companies convinced the jury to deliver the Urban Award 2019 for sustainable mobility to the Municipality of Pescara, created by Viagginbici.com and promoted by the National Association of Italian Municipalities (ANCI), Openjobmetis and Fondazione Iseni Y Nervi. The award was presented in Milan, as part of EICMA, the International Bicycle and Motorcycle Exhibition that takes place in the capital city of Lombardy every year.

By Benjamin Baxter / Updated: 25 Nov 2019
By Matilde Chinellato / Updated: 20 Nov 2019
By Matilde Chinellato / Updated: 20 Nov 2019

GO SUMP Replication manual

This replication manual is developed by GO SUMP for the Interreg Med Urban Transport Community. It is inspired by similar publications developed in the framework of other EU-funded projects which had a strong focus on replication, including for example Sharing Cities, Cascade or Guidance.