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 Robert Pressl / Updated: 13 Aug 2019

How does SUMP mesh with statutory land use plans - PROSPERITY Training Material

Land Use Planning is statutory (obligatory by law) and SUMP is not. Land use planning has a very strong influence on the mobility behaviour of future residents, as land use plans determine density, use mix and the space for transport infrastructure including parking. As Land Use is stable over longer periods (it normally takes time to change built structures), it is of utmost importance to take into account mobility when a new area is developed. It is very difficult to change mobility behaviour once everything is built and a certain mobility behaviour has already been established.

By Claus Köllinger / Updated: 03 Sep 2019

Parking Space Management in Krakow

For years the Polish City of Krakow has been employing the principles behind Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning.

Parking Space Management plays an important role and is the backbone of a classic push&pull approach to one of the major issues faced within urban areas; how to avoid losing too much valuable urban space to parking for private cars, help prevent air pollution and congestion without hindering access to urban areas.

By BAXCOamc / Updated: 01 Aug 2019

The five As for digital transport inclusivity

There are 5 main inclusivity requirements to be fulfilled by transport systems and Bax & Company have created a matrix summarising, for each requirement, how introducing digital technologies to the transport sector can provide more inclusive services for vulnerable users.

By Ella Andrew / Updated: 01 Aug 2019

Smart Mobility Congress

The Smart Mobility Congress is a meeting place for sector experts and industry practitioners, to develop connections and business, discuss case studies and promote networks among peers. Under the theme 'Leading the Way', the Congress will showcase new solutions and explore how smart mobility is reshaping our cities. Its ultimate goals are to help accelerate the development of mobility products, services and projects and shorten their go-to-market time; and to tackle the urban mobility challenges faced by modern cities and economies.

By Ella Andrew / Updated: 13 Aug 2019


Any town or city worldwide is warmly invited to participate in EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK. To take part, each town or city must commit to one or more of the three criteria below, which must be held during the week of 16-22 September (the week takes place on the same dates every year) to be eligible for registration. Only the official local authority of the participating town or city may register for EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK.

By SSPCR / Updated: 31 Jul 2019
By rswa178 / Updated: 14 Oct 2019
By Ella Andrew / Updated: 31 Oct 2019
By rswa178 / Updated: 06 Aug 2019

The Story of Turin's Transformative SUMP

As the home of Fiat, Turin was long known as Italy's motor city. However, it is now making its mobility name in a different way and its SUMP sits at the heart of this transformation.

This video tells the story of its impact and what the future holds for Italy's third-largest city. Turin is a partner city in the CIVITAS SUMPs-Up project.

By rswa178 / Updated: 24 Jul 2019

Key publications for practitioners working on SUMPs available in new languages

Four publications from CIVITAS SUMPs-Up are now available in French, Hungarian and Spanish. Three manuals on SUMP measure selection and a report giving guidance on developing a SUMP action plan are those that have been translated.