A Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan aims at targeting those barriers and shaping a practical and feasible way forward.
« A Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan is a strategic plan designed to satisfy the mobility needs of people and businesses in cities and their surroundings for a better quality of life. It builds on existing planning practices and takes due consideration of integration, participation, and evaluation principles. » Source: Recommendations for Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (EU 2013)
Setting your city on sustainable course regarding land use and urban mobility requires a clear road map – a Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) – that lays out a future mobility vision for your city, prioritizes sustainable transport projects and measures, clarifies responsibilities for implementation and sets a robust but flexible finance, funding and implementation plan.
How does MobiliseYourCity support local governments in developing SUMPs?
MobiliseYourCity provides technical assistance to beneficiary cities in order to enable them to develop powerful and feasible strategies to enhance urban mobility.
What comprises the development of a MobiliseYourCity-SUMP?
The MobiliseYourCity-SUMP approach is based on the outcomes of a wide range of EU projects on Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning as well as on the practical experience of the MobiliseYourCity partners on urban mobility planning and cooperation with cities in emerging and developing countries.
During an INCEPTION PHASE a review of the prevailing situation is undertaken and local key stakeholders will develop a joint understanding of the SUMP development process including specification of activities, responsibilities and milestones.
An in-depth STATUS QUO ANALYSIS will bring light into the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of urban mobility. Political and organisational backing of the SUMP process will be reassured. FUTURE DEVELOPMENT SCENARIOS will be built.
In the VISION & GOAL SETTING phase, the city will develop a joint vision for urban mobility and set up targets & indicators to measure access during implementation. Core part of the SUMP is setting up INTEGRATED PACKAGES OF MEASURES in line with the target framework. Positive and negative impacts will be discussed and measures adapted accordingly. There is also a need to address barriers for implementation (such as limited staff capacities or lack of finance) early on.
In order to assure a clear control over SUMP implementation, a MONITORING & EVALUATION mechanism will be set-up in order to inform local officials about the current status as well as ensures a due evaluation in order to adapt the implementation process if needed and take-up learning experiences for future SUMPs.