Reports and publications

All public reports and publications from the SUMPs-Up project can be read and downloaded below. These assist local authorities with a wide variety of SUMP topics, with some also translated into other languages.

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Manuals on SUMP Measure Selection

This series of three documents 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 Manual

This manual provides support for planners in cities that are not yet familiar with sustainable urban mobility planning and who need support with where to start in the context of measure selection.

Complementary to the general Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) guidelines, it gives examples and suggestions on how to conduct measure selection for the first SUMP, types of measures that can be of interest for a SUMP, how to grade the measures and how to gain approval for the selected measures.

Download here: DE, EN, ES, FR, HU, IT,



Step-up Manual

This manual provides support for cities that are familiar with sustainable urban mobility planning. A step-up city is applying SUMP measures, but not systematically.

This manual addresses are how to apply a systematic and effective approach in measures selection, how to find synergies between different types of measures and policy areas, how to adapt new fields of measures in to what already has been done within the city and how to be more systematic in the measure selection process.

Download here: DE, EN, ES, FR, HU, IT

Innovate Manual

This manual provides support for cities who are experienced in SUMP planning and have an ambitious vision and targets, but need inspiration for selecting and implementing measures. The document aims to give inspiration for how to foster innovations via examples and tools.

It does this by focusing on three significant steps: finding new ways to cooperate with stakeholders and citizens and open up participation to all; fostering new innovative measures; and creating a strategy for incubating and  innovation. fileadmin/user_upload/Tools_and_Resources/Publications_and_reports/Manuals/DE_SUMPs-UP-manual-INNOVATE_final.pdf

Download here: DE, EN, ES, FR, HU, IT

Standards for Developing a SUMP Action Plan

SUMP action plans help city planners set out how to implement their selected SUMP measures and packages. This report provides planners with the know-how necessary for developing such plans.

It gives guidance on what to include, including responsibilities, resources, stakeholder coordination, time plans, and funding sources; breaks down action plan development into a six-step process (with the final stage an implementation plan); provides examples of action plan templates and best practice; and contains a user manual.

Download here: DE, EN, ES, FR, HU, IT

Recommendations for boosting SUMP Take-Up 

This report gives an overview of the state of the SUMP concept in Europe and uptake in throughout EU Member States. Building on previous publications, it reveals drivers of SUMP implementation, the barriers hindering broader SUMP adoption, and the knowledge needs of implementing actors.

These recommendations have also been compiled in a concise leaflet that serves as a handy reference document for all SUMP actors.

Download here: Summary leaflet, Main report

The Status of SUMPs in EU Member States

A large number of cities throughout Europe still cite a lack of strong technical support and quality control for SUMPs from the national level, thereby hindering SUMP take-up. To ascertain where and to what extent this applies, SUMPs-Up collaborated with fellow SUMP project CIVITAS PROSPERITY.

Information was collected and assessed on SUMP-related national frameworks currently in place in European Union Member States. This analysis was compiled into the "SUMPs in Member States" report.

Download here: Summary report, full report without annexes, full report with annexes.


User Needs Assessment and Analysis

The SUMPs-Up Needs Assessment constituted the first systematic empirical assessment of SUMP take-up in Europe. Both quantitative and qualitative research methods helped answer questions relating to current SUMP status, drivers and barriers to SUMP development, cities' SUMP needs, and more.

Through a comprehensive online   survey,   10   interviews,  and  a  focus  group,  SUMPs-Up gathered responses to these questions from 328 European cities, 10 national experts and 18 mobility practitioners. Find its findings in the reports below.

Download here: Main results report, User needs analysis full report