SUMI Secretariat - a central point for all cities on the Sustainable Urban Mobility Indicators

By Marko Stancec / Updated: 26 Jul 2022

Introduced in 2017 by the European Commission, the Sustainable Urban Mobility Indicators (SUMI) help cities in preparing and monitoring their Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP), by identifying the strengths and weaknesses of their mobility system and focusing on areas for improvement. 

SUMI address the lack of systematically-collected, comprehensive, and comparable data at the city level in the EU in relation to urban mobility.

The SUMI Secretariat is established to provide technical assistance to the 100 EU Mission “Climate-Neutral and Smart Citiesfor the calculation of the revised SUMI indicators.

By calculating the updated SUMI indicators, frontrunner cities will get individual assistance and support with the identification of data sources, quality review, plausibility, and consistency checks. Cities will get visibility and recognition beyond the project at European, national and local levels as frontrunners in applying sustainable urban mobility indicators.

A revised set of indicators and a benchmarking tool will enable cities to identify deficiency areas, benchmark themselves against other cities, and enhance alignment with EU policy goals. As such, SUMI has started to facilitate progress tracking against policy goals, and the evaluation of the impact of urban mobility policies, supporting cities in advancing the EU’s climate and sustainability agenda.

For general support and access to SUMI indicators, all other cities can directly approach the SUMI Secretariat with their questions about technical support. 

SUMI Secretariat is led by POLIS and supported by Rupprecht, TRT, UITP, and TML.

For inquiries about the Sustainable Urban Mobility Indicators (SUMI), you can contact the SUMI Secretariat directly at:

ELTIS/SUMI2 started in December 2021 and will last until December 2023. It promotes the uptake of SUMPs in Europe, improves the SUMP Self-Assessment Tool, and cooperates with 100 European cities to calculate their indicators and provide assistance to them through city-specific support, a SUMI secretariat, training, and a data acquisition fund.

Monitoring and evaluation
Urban mobility planning