Review of the key messages and resources of this course

1. Summing up

We hope you've found this TIDE course on integrating mobility measures into an SUMP useful and that we have provided you with some interesting ideas and examples, as well as the opportunity to learn from and with your colleagues across Europe.

Just to sum up, some of the key points we hope you'll take away:

  1. No mobility measure can stand alone. Everything is part of a larger system. It's important to see how your measure fits in.
  2. Look for synergies and side effects. Measures implemented with good intentions can have unexpected side effects. Be sure to look at how what you are planning may affect, or be affected by, other measures.
  3. Trying to implement something new without communicating with those who will be affected is not likely to lead to success.
  4. It takes time and effort to build up relationships of trust with stakeholders and other participants.
  5. Integration of policies works in several different directions: sectorally, vertically and spatially.
  6. Integration is complicated! But in the end, the effort will likely be worth it in that you will have supporters for your initiative.
  7. Different countries (and even different cities) have different cultures of citizen participation. It's important to understand what yours is like and (if it's not ideal) to start to develop toward an open dialogue between citizens and decision makers.