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EU mobility community invited to give feedback on draft of revised SUMP Guidelines

19 June 2019

European mobility stakeholders – the draft second edition of the European SUMP Guidelines is now available to read and download!

The document was launched during the opening plenary of the 6th EU Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan Conference in Groningen (The Netherlands), alongside a wide array of SUMP-related topic guides. 

Some of the topics covered include shared mobility, cycling, walking and health and the guides explore how these topics and many more can be supported and integrated into SUMP plans.

This comprehensive revision of one of the EU’s most important mobility planning documents marks a milestone in EU mobility policy.

The update aims to reflect the dynamic developments that have occurred in many areas of urban mobility, and integrate the rich experiences from SUMP implementation that have been acquired since the publication of the first Guidelines in 2013.

Europe’s sustainable mobility community is now invited to provide their feedback on the main Guidelines via the online form here by 9 July 2019.

In addition, feedback can be provided to individual Topic Guide and Practitioner Briefing authors by clicking through the tabulated table on the main Guidelines page. The deadline to give comments on these documents is also 9 July 2019.

For more information, click here.

Call for applications for 8th SUMP Award opens

17 June 2019

The eighth edition of the Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning (SUMP) Award was launched today at the 6th European Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans, which is taking place in Groningen (The Netherlands).

This year's award will focus on the inclusion of safe, active mobility in sustainable urban mobility planning (SUMP). This covers the development and promotion of walking and cycling as urban transport modes and the improvement of safety for pedestrians and cyclists.

The topical focus is based on this year's EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK theme, which puts the spotlight on safe walking and cycling and the benefits it can have for our health, our environment, and our bank balance.

Recognising that Europe’s cities can no longer afford to rely on private vehicles for mobility needs, the 8th SUMP Award encourages planning authorities to promote and plan for active modes. In addition to flexibility, walking and cycling have many other benefits, such as social and economic accessibility, reliability, a low environmental footprint, and a positive impact on health.

The SUMP Award is presented together with the EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK awards, and honours local authorities that have developed a SUMP that satisfies the diverse transport needs of people and businesses, whilst improving quality of life.

Applications will be accepted from European local and regional public authorities that have legal competence in developing and implementing a SUMP on their territory.

For more information about this year's edition of the award, the entrance criteria, and how to apply before the 31 October deadline, click here.