Draft Revised SUMP Guidelines now available to review!

More than a thousand cities, towns and regions from all over Europe have developed and adopted Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs) in the past years. SUMPs have clearly become a key tool for cities and regions to improve their mobility system.

Since the first edition of the SUMP Guidelines was published in late 2013, it has acted as the main European reference document for urban transport and mobility practitioners involved in the development and implementation of Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs). Many cities in Europe and around the world have developed SUMPs, while numerous European Union funded projects and programmes have contributed valuable knowledge that helped cities to develop this new generation of mobility plans.

Why did we need to update the SUMP guidance?

Whilst the Guidelines continue to be used extensively, major new trends in many areas of urban mobility have emerged and a wealth of practical SUMP experience has been acquired over the last few years. This meant it was time to rethink and update the original Guidelines. A comprehensive update process of European SUMP guidance was started in 2018, including a revision of the Guidelines itself, as well as the development of a range of complementary guides on specific aspects of SUMP.

Publication of the draft second edition of the European SUMP Guidelines marks an important milestone in the take-up of a new planning culture in Europe. This comprehensive revision aims to integrate the dynamic developments in many areas of urban mobility and the rich experience of implementing the concept of Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning since 2013.

This document is a draft of the new SUMP Guidelines, prepared specifically for the sixth annual SUMP Conference in Groningen, 17-18 June 2019. At this event, the SUMP community will be invited once more to discuss and provide comments. After presentation in the opening plenary by one of the main authors, Siegfried Rupprecht, there are two dedicated feedback sessions (B1and B2). Roundtables discussions in small groups and a large feedback board in the foyer ensure that everyone gets the chance to contribute.

All interested parties - not just conference attendees are invited to provide feedback online under the following link until 9 July 2019: https://qeurope.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9HmxUtbWcJ6bHQF

(this text is written by Aye Oyofo and appeared at the Eltis website )