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. 

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.

 

 

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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.

 

 

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The SUMP Registry is here: discover SUMPs from Europe and beyond


This new online database from the CIVITAS SUMPs-Up project brings together up-to-date SUMPs from across Europe and beyond, cities spanning all sizes, and in many languages. To find the plan most relevant to your needs, you can search for a SUMP using criteria based on country, population, and language. If you want to showcase your SUMP, you can also upload it. 

 

 

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Upcoming events

14

MARCH

2018

15

MARCH

2018

SLP 1 - Final Expert Group Workshop, Tampere, Finland

Baltic Sea Region SUMP workshop, Tampere, Finland