Award for Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning

9th SUMP Award now accepting applications!

The call for applications to the 9th edition of the SUMP Award is now open. This year's award will focus on sustainable urban mobility planning (SUMP) which includes aims to create zero-emission and inclusive transport.

The topical focus is based on this year's EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK theme, which puts the spotlight on zero emission mobility for all.

To learn more about the award, read the call for applications document and the evaluation criteria. Application Deadline: 31 October 2020, 24:00 (CET).

Call for applications

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What is the SUMP Award?

The European Commission's award for sustainable urban mobility planning was launched in 2012. The aim of the award is to encourage the adoption of Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs) by local authorities across Europe and to reward outstanding achievements in each year’s thematic priority area. 

The SUMP Award is separate to the EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK Award, but remains complementary. The EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK Award is given to municipalities for their outstanding activities during EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK on 16-22 September, whereas the SUMP Award recognises local and regional authorities for excellence in sustainable urban mobility planning.

Winner of the 8th SUMP Award

8th SUMP Award Winner: Brussels capital region (Belgium)

 

 Brussels Capital Region has set itself clear and ambitious sustainable mobility goals, which include having zero road traffic deaths by 2030, restricting car usage, reducing the speed limit to 30 kilometres per hour by 2021, and increasing the number of pedestrianised zones. The jury was particularly impressed by its approach to reaching these goals, which sees the city as an ‘ecosystem’. The city’s achievements are underpinned by strong stakeholder outreach, impressive citizen participation, and the implementation of “superblocks”, an innovative urban planning concept.


Finalists:

Kaunas (Lithuania)

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Wrocław (Poland)

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Previous Winners

Greater Manchester, United Kingdom

Winner, 7th Award for Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning

Greater Manchester has set ambitious multimodality goals, which it intends to reach using a wide-range of integrated and combined mobility options. The jury was particularly impressed by Greater Manchester’s use of smart, new technologies to increase the share of journeys made using sustainable modes of transport. As part of its mobility planning approach, Manchester considers each part of the city individually, according to its size, location and function. Measures are then adapted to the needs of the area.


Finalists:

Basel (Switzerland)

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Dresden (Germany)

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6th SUMP Award Winner: Turda, Romania

 

The Romanian city of Turda was presented with the 6th SUMP Award for its clear planning vision, robust financing strategy, and measurable targets. The jury noted the replicability of the strategy and its potential to inspire other similarly-sized cities.

To find out more about Turda's award-winning sustainable urban mobility planning, read the press release.


Finalists:

Greater Manchester (United Kingdom)

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Milan (Italy)

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5th SUMP Award winner: Brussels, Belgium

The Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning (SUMP) Award 2016, which focused on urban freight, was presented to Brussels for its work on making freight deliveries more sustainable. The Belgian capital stood out thanks to its innovative logistics schemes. Budapest (Hungary) and Stockholm (Sweden) were also nominated for the prestigious award. Read more in the official press release or in this Eltis case study.

 

Finalists:

Budapest (Hungary)

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Stockholm (Sweden)

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4th SUMP Award winner: Malmö, Sweden

The Swedish city of Malmö won the 4th Award on Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning for its  impressive intermodal transport solutions with a people-friendly focus and its excellence in linking transport planning with the overall urban planning process, while taking into account accessibility for different social groups.

 

Finalists:

Utrecht (Netherlands)

Vienna (Austria)

 

Read more about each of the finalists here or watch a video introducing each finalist here.

3rd SUMP Award winner: Bremen, Germany

Bremen was awarded the 3rd SUMP Award due to its ambitious efforts to learn lessons, strengthen success stories and avoid failures in its transport planning activities. In addition to excellent planning and the early provision of tools for monitoring and evaluation, Bremen (Germany) closely co-operated with local stakeholders and with peer cities and networks during the evaluation process of the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) adopted in 2014. Read more about the city's efforts in this Eltis case study.

 

Finalists:

Dresden (Germany)

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Ghent (Belgium)

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Special Prize of the Jury:

Thessaloniki (Greece)

Read a case study on Thessaloniki here.

2nd SUMP Award winner: Rivas Vaciamadrid (Spain)

As a growing city in the neighbourhood of the Spanish capital, Rivas Vaciamadrid adopted in 2010 a Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) to face both the dramatic increase of population in the town and to connect with Madrid. The municipality paid particular attention to social, environmental and economic aspects of mobility and obtained the 2013 European SUMP Award as a reward. Read more about the city's efforts in this Eltis case study.

 

Finalists:

Strasbourg (France)

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Vitoria-Gasteiz (Spain)

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Read more about each of the finalists here or watch a video introducing each finalist here.

1st SUMP Award winner: Aberdeen, UK

Aberdeen’s SUMP is the result of an open and inclusive process that encompassed public workshops as well as a strong social media presence in order to elicit a wide range of views. The jury of the European Commission’s first SUMP Award commended this “outstanding participatory approach involving stakeholders and citizens” and honoured Aberdeen with SUMP Award: “Its successful use of social media demonstrates the Council’s ambition for innovation and connecting to citizens. Good response rates from citizens prove the appropriate application of the chosen tools.”

Read more about the city's efforts in this Eltis case study.

 

Finalists

Ljutomer (Slovenia)

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Tolouse (France)

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