As part of the project, three manuals will be produced that focus on the selection and combination of measures to be included in a SUMP. Three different city profiles will be covered, with each having a different level of experience and expertise in the development of mobility policies and measures.

What type of cities are covered?

  1. Cities that are not yet familiar with sustainable urban transport; they need basic information on how to start SUMP related policy development;
  2. Cities that have already applied measures but non-systematically; they need information about how to package measures and use them more strategically to achieve synergies;
  3. Cities that have transport plans for other policy areas in place (e.g. cycling, public transport) and want to change their silo-planning to a more integrated SUMP planning approach (with a SUMP as an ultimate goal); they need information about the relation of measures to other policy fields and how to use their planning documents for more strategic planning.

The manuals will provide guidance on the identification of appropriate SUMP measures, along with how to enhance selected mobility fields. They will contain recommendations, rating systems for priorities of measures, and checklists tailored to each city type.

Using this information as a basis, cities should then be able to create road maps for their own SUMP measure development.

The manuals are due to be published in Spring 2018.

A selection of kits have already been created that deal with some of the main challenges associated with developing SUMPs. Devised as part of the CH4LLENGE project, they can be found at