SUMPs-Up is the European Programme for accelerating the take up of Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans. An experienced consortium of public and private organisations, including four major city networks and seven front-runner cities will review, strengthen and integrate existing resources, designing a support system to assist cities to develop high quality SUMPs.
The leading objective for SUMPs-Up is to enable mobility planning authorities across Europe to embrace SUMP as the European-wide strategic planning approach, especially in countries where the take-up is low and the negative effects of transport are severe. To meet this goal, SUMPs-Up provides a comprehensive programme for accelerating the take-up of SUMPs that will:
SUMPs-Up is aiming at generating an effective SUMP take-up process tailored to the specific needs of mobility stakeholders across Europe.
The most relevant results expected to be delivered within the project are:
In SUMPs-Up, Rupprecht Consult has the following main roles:
In addition, Rupprecht Consult is majorly involved in identifying the needs of take-up cities; supporting cities in SUMP realisation, e.g. by means of SUMP action plans; fostering dialogue on SUMP within and between the EU’s Member States; and supporting city-level SUMP monitoring and impact evaluation.
Innovate - for advanced cities
This focuses on finding ways to cooperate with stakeholders and the public and open up participation, approaches that help realise the implementation of new ideas, and devising strategies to foster innovation and reach beyond the transport sector.
Start - for beginner cities
This offers examples and suggestions on conducting measure selection for a first SUMP, possible measures to consider, grading these measures, and gaining approval for their implementation.
Step-up - for intermediate cities
This gives advice on applying a more systematic approach to measure selection, finding synergies between different measure types and policy areas, and integrating measures from new fields into what has already been done in a city.