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. 

One photo could make your city a sustainable mobility superstar


For its new photo competition, CIVITAS SUMPs-Up is looking for a photo that captures sustainable urban mobility in your town or city. The winning image will star on the cover of the updated EU SUMP Guidelines. Don't miss the chance to show why your city is a sustainable mobility success story! Send entries by 18.00 CET on 6 March 2019.

 

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  Register now for SUMPs-Up webinar - Data Collection for a SUMP


Analysing a city's mobility situation and ensuring accurate data is available forms the basis for SUMP development. An upcoming SUMPs-Up webinar will focus on how to best gather this evidence. The City of Malmö, a SUMPs-Up city partner, will discuss their experiences of using various data collection methods. Join the webinar on 20 February, 10:00 - 11:30.

 

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  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.  

 

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Upcoming events

20

FEB

2019

SUMPs-Up Webinar: Data collection for a Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan

17-18

JUNE

2019

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

2-4

OCT

2019

CIVITAS Forum Conference 2019, Graz, Austria