Cleaner and better transport in cities

With over 70% of EU citizens currently living in urban areas, urban mobility has a huge influence on the quality of life that they have. Yet traffic congestion, bad air quality, and inefficient transport systems continue to impact upon lives across the continent.

An approach is required that places citizens' needs first. By improving accessibility to, through and within urban areas and encouraging a shift towards more sustainable modes of transport, Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans do exactly this. Both cities and their inhabitants enjoy significant economic and environmental benefits.

As they integrate practices and policies from other sectors, SUMPs also help transport measures correspond with wider urban development plans. Transport then actively contributes to cities' efforts to become more sustainable and liveable. In doing so, SUMPs-Up fulfils its ultimate aim: to improve citizens' quality of life. 

Winner of SUMPs-Up photo contest to be revealed in the near future

The CIVITAS SUMPs-Up photo competition closed to entries on 19 March, 18.00 CET. A winner will now be chosen by the contest's judging panel and announced in the near future. The triumphant picture will star on the cover of the updated EU SUMP Guidelines. Best of luck and thank you to all of those who entered their photos!



Join SUMPs-Up webinar on the SUMP action plan and gaining political support for it

The fourth CIVITAS SUMPs-Up webinar for mobility practitioners focuses on an important milestone in the SUMP process – developing the SUMP action plan and ensuring political commitment to it. As part of this, the city of Budapest (Hungary) will present how it has engaged its decision makers in their local SUMP process. Join the webinar on 9 May, 10.00 - 11.30.


  SUMP 2.0 process to update EU SUMP Guidelines is well underway

Since their 2013 launch, the EU SUMP Guidelines have been the main SUMP reference document for mobility planners. Yet an updated version is needed that reflects  mobility trends to have emerged and SUMP experience gained since then. Through consultation with Europe's SUMP stakeholders, this is being created, and SUMPs-Up has a key role to play.



Upcoming events




SUMPs-Up webinar: the SUMP action plan and how to gain political commitment to it




6th European Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans, Groningen, The Netherlands




SUMPs-Up workshop: Financing and procurement for sustainable urban mobility, Groningen, The Netherlands




CIVITAS Forum Conference 2019, Graz, Austria