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. 

SUMP 2.0 - Starting the process of developing the new SUMP Guidelines

Since their launch in 2013, the SUMP Guidelines have been the main reference document for SUMPs. Yet with new developments in society and technology and new practical insights, an update reflecting these is now appropriate. The process to develop them began at this year's SUMP Conference in Nicosia, Cyprus, and SUMPs-Up is part of the group doing so.



New report launched - "Standards for Developing a SUMP Action Plan"

The report acts as a guiding document for city planners developing a SUMP action plan. It outlines a clear six-step process for this, whilst providing advice on vital action plan elements, such as resources and stakeholder coordination. It also contains examples of action plan templates and good action plan documents, as well as a user manual.



Three new manuals offer cities support in SUMP measure selection

Three new manuals provide cities guidance in a topic crucial to SUMP development - measure selection for and the integration of measure packages into a SUMP. The three documents cover the whole spectrum of SUMP experience, with a manual for beginner, intermediate, and advanced cities respectively.



Upcoming events

19 - 21



CIVITAS Forum 2018, Umeå , Sweden