The objectives of this project are as follows. The project will:
1. Produce a culture shift in terms of environment for Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs) in member states and in the organisational culture of transport planning in city authorities
2. Get ministries and national agencies to play a national leading role on SUMPs, as in many member states these are the organisations from which cities take their main direction; where ministries are already playing this role, to support and strengthen their approach.
3. To provide mechanisms and tools for ministries to take this lead role.
4. Analyse clearly the problems of (lack of) take-up of SUMPs – to understand from cities themselves why they are not taken up and then to help cities to address these barriers.
5. Get more cities to take up effective high quality SUMPs that are in line with EU SUMP guidelines – both directly through cities’ involvement in the project and indirectly through more cities hearing about SUMPs in their country from the project.
6. Ensure that these SUMPs contain and will lead to implementation of a broad range of innovative sustainable transport measures.
7. Build cities’ capacity to develop and implement SUMPs that genuinely reflect the spirit of the EU SUMP Guidelines, rather than being mandatory documents written to fulfil a requirement linked to major transport infrastructure documents.
8. Deliver a measurable impact such that by the end of the project 250 cities in twelve member states will be implementing SUMPs, when they were not at the beginning of the project.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 690636

  • Start Date:

    1 September 2016

  • End Date:

    31 August 2019

  • Activity Type:

    Externally Funded Research

  • Funder:

    European Commission

  • Value:


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