Dresden held a discussion on the experience of German cities in Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning (SUMPs)

Following the European spirit of exchange of good practices, the city of Dresden organized a conference on 15 October to discuss the German local experience in Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning (SUMPs). Several big German cities were invited to present their plans for sustainable urban mobility, explain their motivations behind the drafting of such a plan, as well as the process and methods they have followed.

Among those cities was also Berlin, a Polis member, whose urban transport plan has served as an example for the working out of Dresden’s transport development plan for the timeframe of 2025 and beyond (VEP 2025plus). Berlin is notable for its low use of the car and its aim is to reduce its share in urban transport even more, to 25%.

On the invitation of the city of Dresden, Polis was also there to present European measures and initiatives in the area of SUMPs. The participating German cities expressed their view that they want stronger framework and guidelines for SUMPs by the EU, backed by financial incentives.

The presentations of the speakers can soon be found here.