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. 

Call open to join next round of SUMP Learning Programme

Does your city want support in developing a package of measures for a Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP)? Do you want to learn more about the processes behind doing so? Then apply to join the next round of the CIVITAS SUMPs-Up Learning Programme (SLP)! Up to 40 planning authorities have the chance to participate in SLP 3 and 4, which start in September and December 2018 respectively. The deadline to apply is 18:00 CET on 8 April.




Registration for the European SUMP Conference Registration is now open

Registration has opened for the European Commission's 5th European Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs) on 14-15 May in Nicosia, Cyprus. This is Europe's leading annual event for everyone  involved in putting the SUMP concept into practice. It allows policy makers and academics to network, debate key issues and exchange ideas on sustainable urban mobility planning. Attendance is free of charge.





SUMPs-Up Needs Assessment: Main Results Report Published

The new report examines the status of SUMP take-up across Europe. Based on responses from mobility experts and over 300 cities, it reveals what motivates cities to develop SUMPs, the barriers to developing SUMPs, and the support cities need to do so. As the first in-depth empirical assessment of European SUMP take-up, the report can act as a baseline for further research.



Upcoming events

4 - 5



SUMPs-Up General Assembly, Birmingham, UK