Crucial to SUMP development and implementation is the systematic and judicious selection of SUMP measures and knowledge of how to combine them effectively.

A series of manuals produced as part of the project focus on this vital topic. Three different city profiles are 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 not yet familiar with sustainable urban transport; they need basic information on how to start SUMP-related policy development;
  2. Cities that have applied measures but non-systematically; they need information on how to package measures and use them more strategically to achieve synergies;
  3. Cities with transport plans in individual policy areas, such as cycling, wanting to adopt a more integrated planning approach; they need advice on how measures link to other fields and using planning documents more strategically.

Advice according to SUMP experience

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

Each manual has its own thematic focus.


Start - Beginner Cities

This offers examples and suggestions on conducting measure selection for a first SUMP, possible measures to consider, grading these measures, and gaining approval for their implementation.


Step-up - Intermediate Cities

This gives advice on applying a more systematic approach to measure selection, finding synergies between different measure types and policy areas, and integrating measures from new fields into what has already been done in a city.


Innovate -  Advanced Cities

This focuses on finding ways to cooperate with stakeholders and the public and open up participation, approaches that help realise the implementation of new ideas, and devising strategies to foster innovation and reach beyond the transport sector.

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

A selection of existing kits deal with some of the main challenges linked to SUMP development. Created for the CH4LLENGE project, they can be found at