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 launched for cities to join next round of SUMP Learning Programme

TCities are invited to apply to join the next round of the SUMP Learning Programme. Up to 25 planning authorities have the chance to join SLP 5. Starting in May 2019, it will focus on SUMP implementation, financing and procurement and blend online and face-to-face learning and exchange. Apply by 12:00 CET on 11 January 2019.  



  New policy recommendations to boost SUMP take-up in EU cities

A new series of policy recommendations have been launched that give officials working at the local, national, and European level suggestions on how to foster the take-up of SUMPs. Broken down into five separate areas, these recommendations draw on SUMPs-Up results and data, including the Europe-wide user needs analysis.  



SUMPs-Up event to help shape new version of EU SUMP Guidelines

Registration for our upcoming event on 12 December, 09:15 - 13:00, in Brussels on the new edition of the EU SUMP Guidelines has closed. Over 60 local, national and European level officials working on SUMPs are attending. Even if you cannot join us in Brussels, follow @CIVITAS_SUMPsUp for the updates. The event forms part of ICLEI's long-running Breakfast at Sustainability's series.



Upcoming events




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