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. 

Deadline extended for cities to join next round of SUMP Learning Programme


Does your city want support in developing measures for a Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP)? 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. The deadline has been extended to 18:00 CET on 23 April!

 

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First SUMP Story video launched: City partner Sofia talks about its SUMP


Cities across Europe face massively varying SUMP realities - their plans, the challenges they face, and their solutions to solve these each differ. The SUMP Story video series seeks to  convey these unique SUMP realities. The first video is with SUMPs-Up city partner, Sofia, the capital city of Bulgaria.

 

 

 

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SUMPs-Up Needs Assessment: Summary and Full Results Report 


The 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 that cities need in order to do so. 

 

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Upcoming events

26

APRIL

2018

SUMP Learning Programme 2, Workshop 2,  Prague, Czech Republic

4 - 5

JUNE

2018

SUMPs-Up General Assembly, Birmingham, UK

6

JUNE

2018

SUMP Learning Programme 2, Workshop 3,  Birmingham, UK

7

JUNE

2018

UK Mobility Practitioners Workshop, Birmingham, UK