Urban mobility planning

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Good planning helps choosing and designing the right measures, or packages of measures, for a city’s particular transport context, and getting them off the ground.

A Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) – a strategic plan designed to satisfy the mobility needs of people and businesses in cities and their surroundings for a better quality of life - can play a big role in this regard. To discover more about these plans, visit the dedicated Mobility Plans section on Eltis.

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By rswa178 / Updated: 15 Aug 2018

Standards for Developing a SUMP Action Plan

A report from the CIVITAS SUMPS-Up project provides city planners with the step-by-step know-how necessary to develop SUMP action plans. Furthermore, it takes into account different levels of SUMP development experience and SUMP maturity among cities.

The report contains guidance in terms of what to include in an action plan, including responsibilities, resources, stakeholder coordination, time plans, and funding sources.

In addition, it breaks down the process of developing an action plan into a six-step process, with the final stage of this an implementation plan.

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By jessdonnelly / Updated: 29 Apr 2022

Eltis newsletter - April 2022

This month we share details of this year’s Urban Mobility Days Conference, taking place in Brno, Czech Republic, and online on 20-22 September 2022. We also encourage you to participate in the consultation activities related to in-vehicle data access and to provide feedback on the draft SUMP topic guide for public transport.

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By Pavlina Dravecka / Updated: 11 Dec 2014

Bristol invites public to imagine, and then decide on, the future of their city

There is no one path to realising more sustainable mobility, as evident by the wide-variety of transport measures on offer that can lower emissions, reduce pollution and create greener urban areas. But with limited budgets and the knowledge that infrastructural change can majorly alter the character of a city, how should local leaders prioritise one measure over another? And how can citizens be involved in this decision making process, granting them a real sense of ownership over the process?

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By Eltis Team / Updated: 11 Aug 2015

EC Urban Mobility Video

The Urban Mobility Video is a three-minute film that explains the approach of the European Commission about urban mobility. It starts with a problem-setting part in which, without voice-over, difficult urban mobility situation are shown in slow motion: a cyclist hit by a car, a woman in a crowded bus that has to brake suddenly, a man in his car who can't stand the traffic jams, emissions and noise anymore, pedestrians who do not have enough space to walk on the pavement etc.

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By Hannah Figg / Updated: 11 May 2022
By Jane Tewson / Updated: 05 May 2022
By Hannah Figg / Updated: 29 Apr 2022

Planning for Attractive Public Transport: submit feedback now on the draft SUMP Topic Guide

With the launch of the draft Topic Guide on Public Transport in the mobility planning and implementation process in order to achieve more attractive Public Transport, the public is invited to participate in a consultation process.
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By Jane Tewson / Updated: 29 Apr 2022

TUMI Conference 2022 - TUMI2022

The TUMI2022 Conference “Transforming Transport Infrastructure” will take place in-person in Leipzig, Germany, and virtually, on 17 May 2022 11:00-17:30 CET.

Sustainable infrastructure is the backbone of climate-friendly urban mobility and this year's conference will spotlight the importance of achieving a sustainable mobility infrastructure transformation. There will be discussions on:

By Jane Tewson / Updated: 03 May 2022

Urban Mobility Days Conference 2022

Urban Mobility Days 2022 – Save the date!

The date and location for the 2022 edition of Urban Mobility Days have now been confirmed. The conference will take place on 20-22 September in Brno, Czech Republic.

Following in the footsteps of previous successful conferences, this year’s theme is “Moving people and goods more sustainably”. More than 70% of Europeans live in cities, and urban areas account for around 23% of the EU’s GHG transport emissions. If we are to achieve ambitious climate targets, transforming urban mobility will be critical.

By Hannah Figg / Updated: 03 May 2022