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.

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By Claus Köllinger / Updated: 18 Oct 2019

The SUMP process of Gdańsk — tailor-made and participatory

The city of Gdańsk is the largest city in the north of Poland and together with Sopot and Gdynia, forms the tri-city on the Baltic Sea. Gdańsk’s 468,000 inhabitants have to travel long distances due to the city’s structure — it stretches along the coastline and is divided into a lower and upper terrace, which creates additional obstacles to travel for residents.

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By Raffaele Vergnani / Updated: 23 Aug 2019

Lisbon creates “Alliance of Innovators” to find bold mobility solutions

The European Commission will finance the municipality of Lisbon, providing €4.5 million for the development of a digital data sharing system that will make it possible for the information left by users to be converted into concrete measures to improve the network and the transport system. It is anticipated that the project will mobilise various players in the local innovation ecosystem through the creation of an Alliance of Innovators, to allow the sharing of public and private data, with a view to creating solutions for mobility that meet the needs of those who live, work and visit Lisbon.

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By Hannah Figg / Updated: 03 Sep 2019
By Claus Köllinger / Updated: 21 Aug 2019

New video case study on Parking Management in Krakow available!

Take a look at the latest video case study of the Civitas Park4SUMP project highlighting the efforts of Krakow to turn its transport system from a car-oriented one towards sustainable urban mobility!

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By Robert Pressl / Updated: 13 Aug 2019

Urban Transport Roadmaps Tool - PROSPERITY training material

The Urban Transport Roadmaps (UTR) on-line scenario building tool (www.urban-transport-roadmaps.eu ), commissioned by DG MOVE, is designed to support cities in exploring alternative transport scenarios / roadmaps and in translating their vision on sustainable urban mobility into a concrete set of actions for their Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs).

With its easy-to-use approach, the tool allows to:

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By Robert Pressl / Updated: 13 Aug 2019

Urban Freight Transport & City Logistics and SUMP - PROSPERITY training material

The municipal stakeholders in UFT are very different in their view of this transport and their interest to solve related problems. City administration is looking for reducing traffic impact. Delivery companies try to organise the commercial vehicle tours as efficient as possible. Sender and consignees (e.g. shop owner, private purchaser) are looking for transport prices and just in time delivery. Citizens with a car are unhappy about lorries which are stopping in second lane.

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By Robert Pressl / Updated: 13 Aug 2019

Monitoring and evaluation - PROSPERITY SUMP training material

Monitoring and evaluation (M&E) activities are used to provide information to planners and decision makers to identify problems, potential successes or need for readjustment of a SUMP and its measures. M&E is an essential part of a SUMP in order to keep track of the planning process and measure implementation to understand what works well and less well, and to build the business case and evidence base for the wider application of similar measures in the future.

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By Robert Pressl / Updated: 13 Aug 2019

Use of public space and SUMP - PROSPERITY training material

Public space has always been a very controversial topic largely studied from the perspective of various research fields and figuring among the main themes considered by the European cities. Since it is public, everybody should be able to use it, but in practice the situation is much more complex. Actually, its use is highly determined by its design and has a crucial influence on the accessibility of various places, on the urban mobility and ultimately on the quality of life.

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By Robert Pressl / Updated: 13 Aug 2019

Achieving Political and Internal Buy-In - PROSPERITY training material

The most fundamental impediment to start a SUMP transformation in many cities is often not the lack of solutions, planning skills or resources but rather a missing culture for innovation and transformational governance, and a low degree of political momentum to foster such a culture. There is a strong need to identify ways to inspire cities to take action at the political level. And moreover, to commit to sustainable urban mobility goals.

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By Robert Pressl / Updated: 13 Aug 2019

Communication and Stakeholder Involvement - PROSPERITY training material

Transport experts need to find new approaches that can better integrate new forms of operation, while seeking solutions for complex problems. Transport planning cannot be carried out any more by any player, at any organisational level, using an isolated approach. Instead of just communication the results of a technocratic or political decision making process, it is necessary to compromise through facilitation and mediation using the expertise of all the players involved. If an administration, e.g.

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