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Mobility Plan support

By Admin / Updated: 04 Jan 2017

The European Commission supports the promotion and further development of the concept of Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs), as well as the provision of the necessary tools and guidance to assist cities across Europe with the implementation of their mobility plan. Make sure to also check regularly the Mobility Plans portal for SUMP events and trainings organised by ongoing EU projects.

Assessment and auditing

SUMP Self-Assessment Tool

The tool enables planning authorities to assess their plan's compliance with the European Union's SUMP concept and guidelines, both during the development of the plan and once the plan is completed.

Assessing urban transport performance

The EcoMobility SHIFT scheme is a Total Quality Management system for cities to measure the performance of their urban transportation.

Quality management methodology

QUEST is a quality management tool developed to help cities to set up and further develop their sustainable mobility policies and to support processes in the city which lead to actual improvements

Auditing sustainable urban mobility plans

The ADVANCE project has developed guidelines and a questionnaire that cities can use to measures the performance of their SUMP. The guidelines show how the assessment process works at each step and includes detailed descriptions of all aspects of the audit.

Awards and campaigns

The CIVITAS awards highlight the most ambitious, innovative and successful efforts in sustainable urban mobility. Winners are showcased as examples of excellence before the press to guide and stimulate European cities in the pursuit of sustainable mobility.
The Sustainable Transport Award is an annual award given to cities that recognises profound leadership, vision and achievement in sustainable transportation and urban livability. 
EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK is an annual campaign encouraging cities to raise awareness of sustainable urban mobility for one week in September. Starting in 2002, the campaign now sees thousands of European and world cities from countries across Europe and the world participating each year.
The EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK Award rewards the local authority that is deemed to have done most in raising public awareness of sustainable mobility issues and implementing measures to achieve a shift towards sustainable urban transport.
The SUMP Award rewards a city's outstanding achievements on sustainable urban transport planning. The aim is to encourage the adoption of SUMPs by European local authorities and reward outstanding achievements in each year’s SUMP thematic priority area.
 

Best practices

This website provides extensive information on the individual mobility measures tested in cities by the CIVITAS initiative. You can also search by thematic category.
EVIDENCE has produced a 'common practice reader' that conveys a better understanding of the challenge in determining a project’s viability; the role of project appraisal; and the role SUMPs play in project prioritisation.
The ENDURANCE project has published fact sheets from cities that have implemented a Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan. Topics include: citizen participation; institutional co-operation; and monitoring and evalation.

Groups and platforms

Created by the PUMAS project, the Alpine SUMP Community (ASC) platform is an online information and exchange hub for experts and stakeholders to exchange and share experiences on the implementation of SUMPs.
CIVINET is a group of city networks that promote the CIVITAS approach at a local level, overcoming language and contextual barriers for local authorities and organisations interested in urban sustainable mobility.
An open community of different thematic groups of peers committed to sharing experience and knowledge of urban mobility solutions, learn more about the CIVITAS approach and contribute to developing mobility policies.
The EU-funded CLARS Platform provides support to local authorities operating urban access regulations by showcasing best practice, sharing experience and knowledge.
ENDURANCE is European network of 25 national contact points, supporting cities through training, exchange and co-operation on SUMPs. The aim is to establish SUMPs as major urban policy on a local, national and European level.

Guidance

These guidelines offer concrete suggestions on how to apply the SUMP concept and prepare an urban mobility strategy that builds on a clear vision for the sustainable development of an urban area.
This kit supports mobility practitioners in assessing the impact of measures and evaluating the mobility planning process.
This kit provides practical advice underpinned by city examples on engaging citizens and stakeholders in the SUMP development process.
The Poly-SUMP project has developed a methodology for poly-centric regions to overcome barriers and to reach a common vision of sustainable mobility.
An online English version of the SUMP guidelines has also been made available to provide a convenient and interactive source of information for mobility practitioners.
This kit provides guidance on identifying the most appropriate packages of measures to meet a city’s policy objectives.
This Policy Note, produced by the CIVITAS Wiki project, focuses on the topic of gender-sensitive mobility planning.
The TIDE project has produced a document comparing the use of multi-criteria analysis compared to a conventional cost-benefit analysis when assessing mobility measures.
Practitioners will find in the SUMP Glossary a brief explanation of specialist terms and abbreviations related to the subject of sustainable urban mobility planning.
 
This kit supports mobility practitioners in improving geographic, political, administrative and interdepartmental cooperation in SUMP development and implementation.
The report assists policy-makers and experts at national level in shaping state-of-the-art national policy frameworks for urban transport planning.
These guidelines are a policy support tool for small and medium-sized cities who may not have the resources for major policy assessment and modelling work for sustainable city logistics.

Tools

The CIVITAS Initiative has produced a toolkit designed to help local, regional, and national authorities to communicate with transport users. It contains materials for the development of a strategic communications plan, the organisation of events, and the development and dissemination of printed and online media materials.
In this report, the WBCSD sets out the results of a piece of work to develop a comprehensive set of sustainable mobility indicators for cities. These will also allow cities to understand the evolution of the system over time, and measure the improvements resulting from the implementation of new mobility practices or policies.
This technical note, published by the European Commission, uses the expert scoring information available in current scientific literature in order to explore the impacts and effects that different urban measures may have in planning for sustainability on a European-wide level.
The TIDE project has produced a guidebook to 15 innovative transport measures, including pricing strategies, non-motorised transport, traffic management for traveller information, electric mobility, and organising public transport. Each measure includes key information about its characteristics, benefits and examples of current good practice.

Training materials

The BUMP training course concept provides a general structure for training programmes on SUMP to be undertaken with staff from local authorities.
This training material focuses on six thematic urban transport solutions: public transport; transport infrastructure; city logistics; integrated planning; network and mobility management; and clean vehicles. For each theme a handout with background information, a knowledge-sharing kit and a training kit is available.
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