Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning
|Since the introduction of the SUMP concept by the European Commission in 2009, and the publication of the SUMP guidelines first edition in 2013, hundreds of cities across Europe engaged to make urban mobility cleaner and more sustainable. Comprehensive sustainable urban mobility planning has proven to be an effective way to tackle the climate, energy and environmental challenges that cities face in relation to transport. With a revised edition of the guidelines published in 2019, every town and city, irrespective of its size, can develop a high-quality Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan to help tackle the principal urban mobility challenges, and to improve quality of life for its citizens.|
|The SUMP learning programme for mobility practitioners consists of seven e-courses that help planners and policy makers to implement SUMP in their own city. The courses tackle different phases in the SUMP process starting from how to initiate a SUMP and prepare a long-term vision in cooperation with various stakeholders, elaborate the SUMP strategy and select SUMP measures and on how to finally implement SUMP, and are packed with good practise examples and successful approaches from European cities. If you are at the starting line in the SUMP process, we suggest to first take the SUMP foundation course introducing its basic principles and the methodology.||Mobility practitioners, mobility planners, policy makers.|
|The Spanish wing of the Mobility Academy was designed to support cities in Latin America to uptake the SUMP approach in the framework of the EUROCLIMA+ Urban Mobility programme, and is tailored to the specific needs and challenges that this region faces in combating the rise of GHG emissions generated by urban transport. Based on the methodology presented in the revised version of the SUMP Guidelines, the SUMP learning programme for Latin America is structured in four e-courses, and is complemented with additional resources, webinar recordings, best practise examples and international success stories, all offered in Spanish language.||Spanish-speaking mobility practitioners, mobility planners, policy makers.|
|This online course was developed in the framework of SOLUTIONS project aiming at supporting the uptake of innovative sustainable urban mobility solutions in Europe and other regions in the world, in particular in Asia, Latin America and the Mediterranean. The course addresses how integrated planning and the development and implementation of Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans can contribute to solving urban transport problems and achieving more sustainable mobility in cities and regions.||Planning authorities and other professionals concerned with transport and mobility planning and its impacts.|
|The course is aimed at cities that want to measure and track the performance of sustainable mobility, and that want to better understand the collection of urban mobility data, and is has as central point the indicator set developed in the SUMI project. Structured into four main themes: Current Mobility Situation, Public Transport System, Transport Externalities and Integration, the online course concludes with a webinar illustrating the benchmarking concept adopted in this project.||Mobility practitioners, mobility planners and other professionals concerned with transport and mobility planning or its impacts.|
The SUMP Self-Assessment Tool(link is external) enables planning authorities to evaluate the SUMP of their city or functional urban area. If no plan exists, it can also be used to assess and improve planning activities in general.
The Self-Assessment contains 30 to 45 questions that should take around 20 to 30 minutes to complete. The results help planning authorities understand the strengths and weaknesses of their approach. In addition, to feedback how well each of the SUMP principles is fulfilled, the results page also provides fitting good practice examples and tailored advice for further improvement.
The tool is available to use for free on a non-commercial basis.
|Planning authorities (cities and municipalities)|