SUMP topic guide: Funding and Finance of Sustainable Urban Mobility Measures

Publication date: 
March, 2020

A series of guides were published with the second edition of the EU SUMP Guidelines. They provide in-depth planning recommendations on crucial SUMP topics, provide guidance for specific contexts, and focus on important policy fields. CIVITAS SUMPs-Up project authored or co-authored several of the publications. One of them is the SUMP topic guide: Funding and Finance of Sustainable Urban Mobility Measures

This guide provides urban mobility practitioners with advice on estimating costs and identify financing options for the development of SUMPs, the implementation of measures, and more generally the operation of transport services. This is also contextualised in the context of the eight SUMP principles.

A number of possible sources are explored: local revenue streams, including taxation and value capture instruments; national level funding; European level funding and financing; debt mechanisms and external financing; and through private sector involvement.