Report on the status of SUMPs in EU countries published!
The “Status of SUMPs in EU Member States” report summarises the status of SUMP and national SUMP programmes in all 28 EU Member States and elaborates recommendations for countries interested in developing their national programmes. Find the report here: sumps-up.eu/reports
The existence and degree of technical support and quality control for Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs) from the national or regional level varies significantly across Europe.
For example, a few advanced countries have developed SUMP-supporting national frameworks, a second group of countries is only now moving towards this approach, and a third group has yet to even adopt sustainable urban mobility planning as an objective of transport policy. This, along with a limited understanding of the SUMP concept in certain countries, has affected the development of high-quality SUMPs. In light of the importance of national and regional level support - particularly with regards to governance, financing, and capacity building - in fostering SUMP take-up at the local level, the CIVITAS SUMPs-Up project joined forces with CIVITAS PROSPERITY to examine SUMP-related national frameworks in the 28 Member States of the European Union (EU).
The report concludes with a set of recommendations for countries interested in developing or elaborating their own national SUMP programmes.
The Status of SUMPs in Baltic Sea region
The report also reveals the status of SUMPs in our Baltic Sea region countries. Norway and Lithuania from our region has been classified as forerunners in SUMP development. Denmark, Germany, Finland and Sweden are following them with already a well-established urban transport planning framework that incorporates SUMPs (or equivalent documents) with some support from the national/regional level. Estonia, Latvia and Poland are moving towards an approach to sustainable urban mobility planning but have currently very limited or no examples of SUMPs (or equivalent documents). More support for SUMP development especially in these countries would be needed.
For more information and to download the summary report or the unabridged version, visit the reports page on the SUMPs-Up website.
The SUMPs-Up project supports the take-up of SUMPs in European countries by offering a wide variety of learning opportunities for local authorities considering or already working with SUMPs. More information about the activities can be found at http://sumps-up.eu/.