Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans – Planning for People
The specific goals of the work on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (as part of the Eltisplus Project) were to raise awareness on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans and to provide guidance and training materials for urban mobility professionals all over Europe. The SUMP activities coordinated by us responded to Action 1 of the European Commission’s Action Plan on Urban Mobility to accelerate the large scale take up of Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans by local and regional authorities in Europe.
The training needs and requirements of local and regional authorities in 31 European countries were analysed within the project. Depending on the “SUMP development stage", different kinds of training activities were organised within the project:
The most important outputs of the project - the SUMP Guidelines - Developing and Implementing a Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan and the SUMP Report on the State-of-the-Art of Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans in Europe
We coordinated the SUMP knowledge consolidation and promotion/training activities of a 13-partner consortium.
Our project team consolidated the knowledge on SUMPs in Europe by means of a thorough desk research, four European Expert Workshops and an interview campaign as part of its user needs assessment. In the summer of 2011, the State-of-the-Art Report of SUMPs in Europe as well as the Guidelines on Developing and Implementing an SUMP were first released. These reports include a common understanding of SUMPs and describe in detail what the planning process and the actual plans should include.
Between October 2011 and December 2012, awareness raising workshops, technical training seminars and experience exchange events were organised all over Europe.
SUMP case studies, best practice examples and document library via www.mobilityplans.eu