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 Hannah Figg / Updated: 18 May 2023
By Matthew Collings / Updated: 15 May 2023
By Jane Tewson / Updated: 25 Apr 2023

MobiliseYourCity - Innovative mass transit options training session

MobiliseYourCity Mastering Mobility Series - Innovative mass transit options training session is on 5 May 2023 09:00-11:00 GMT. The session will take participants back to the foundations of urban transport traditional modes to emphasise their differences in terms of definitions, technical characteristics, benefits, and evolution and discuss which urban transport modes are most suited to a city.  

At the training session, participants will:

By Jane Tewson / Updated: 04 Apr 2023
By Jane Tewson / Updated: 04 Apr 2023

Smart City Expo World Congress and Tomorrow.Mobility World Congress 2023

Smart City Expo World Congress 2023 (SCEWC23) gathers innovative companies, governments and organisations to help cities transition towards a sustainable future. SCEWC23 began in 2011 for the world’s best minds on urban innovation to come together in Barcelona to spur a global conversation on the future for cities. SCEWC23 will take place from 7-9 November in Barcelona, Spain. You can see updates on the new 2023 programme on the SCEWC23 website.

By Carla Giaume / Updated: 02 May 2023
By Hannah Figg / Updated: 24 Mar 2023