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. 

 

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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SUMPs-Up at the CIVITAS Forum 2017


The whole SUMPs-Up team was out in full force at the CIVITAS Forum 2017. As well as having their own stand in the SUMP corner, they hosted a session on tools for data gathering, appraisal, and simulation, which saw participants trialling four tools. These were all selected from the new CIVITAS Tool Inventory, created together with CIVITAS SATELLITE, which was also presented during the session.

 

 

 

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Upcoming events

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MARCH

2018

SLP2 - First Expert Group Workshop, Sofia, Bulgaria

Bulgarian Mobility Practitioners Workshop, Sofia, Bulgaria

SUMP National Level Workshop, Sofia, Bulgaria

SLP 1 - Final Expert Group Workshop, Tampere, Finland