SUMI

SUMI is a service contract for the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport providing technical support related to sustainable urban mobility indicators (MOVE/B4/2017-358). The project will help urban areas using the “SMP2.0 Sustainable Mobility Indicators” developed by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD).

SUMI

Project details

Duration 12/2017 - 12/2019

Website n/a

Coordinator Rupprecht Consult

Project goal

For Europe to reach its policy goals, cities need to track the impact of their policies through monitoring tools and appropriate common indicator sets. Only this will allow policymakers in urban areas and on the national and European levels to track progress and to develop more effective and fact-based interventions.

The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) developed a comprehensive set of 19 sustainable urban mobility indicators with the intention of enabling cities to perform a standardised evaluation of their mobility system and measure the improvements resulting from the implementation of new mobility practices or policies. The online tool (http://www.wbcsdsmp.org) should help cities to improve their sustainable mobility by

  • analysing their performance in terms of sustainable mobility;
  • identifying the most impactful mobility solutions using a database of 220 proven practices and solutions;
  • developing a sustainable mobility plan in an integrated manner, looking also at suitable financial mechanisms and behavioural campaigns that can support implementation. The tool also suggests policy and infrastructure dependencies of some solutions.
  • dynamically mapping solutions;
  • exporting the entire set of information to a pdf to support multi-stakeholder communication.

The WBCSD tool uses the data provided by a city for the set of indicators, recommends solutions and connects them with existing mobility options. The data is used to support decision making and align stakeholders. The first result from tool is a spider chart which should help cities for diagnosis and setting priorities.

The objectives of the project are to:

  1. provide technical support to at least 53 EU urban areas to use the indicators;
  2. develop a benchmarking functionality and integrate it into the tool developed by WBCSD;
  3. collect learnings to improve the indicators based on the concrete experience of cities.

Results

the main result from the project will be recommendations about ways in which the WBCSD indicator set can be improved and about fostering long-term commitment among as many European cities as possible.

Role of Rupprecht Consult

Rupprecht Consult is the coordinator of the SUMI project and is responsible for the overall project management and coordination. In addition, Rupprecht Consult is coordinating the development of recommendations, primarily targeted to the European Commission.

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