EMW and SUMP Award finalist cities revealed

The Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning Award

The Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning (SUMP) Award aims to reward local authorities that have succeeded in developing a mobility plan addressing the diverse transport needs of people and businesses while at the same time improving quality of life. The 5th SUMP Award focuses on urban freight and integrating the movements of goods and services into sustainable urban mobility planning.

Three cities particularly captured the attention of the jury and were selected as finalists of the 5th SUMP Award on urban freight. Brussels (Belgium) impressed the jury with its innovative logistics schemes; Budapest (Hungary) stood out for successfully integrating freight transport within the overall mobility strategy; and Stockholm (Sweden) was appreciated for its strategy stimulating the local economy while limiting the adverse impacts of urban freight transport.

The jury also acknowledged high quality applications from

  • Berlin (Germany),
  • Naples (Italy),
  • Piatra Neamt (Romania), and
  • Rotterdam (the Netherlands)


The EMW Award finalists are Lisbon (Portugal), Malmö (Sweden) and Skopje (former Yugoslav  Republic of Macedonia). Lisbon scored well for making its public space available to pedestrians, while Malmö’s main focus was on bicycles as a sustainable means of transport. The jury also highlighted the car-pooling service in Skopje, which help its residents save money and protects the environment.

The following cities were also shortlisted:

  • Białystok (Poland)
  • Krusevac (Serbia)
  • Palma (Spain)
  • Prague (Czech Republic)
  • Samos (Greece)
  • Sofia (Bulgaria)
  • Valencia (Spain)

Shortlisted candidates display a long-term vision with strong communication and public involvement. They have an integrated approach and strategy for rewarding sustainable transport behaviour by the general public. The EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK Award aims to showcase local authorities that demonstrate significant efforts in promoting sustainable urban mobility. The 15th edition of EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK took place from 16 to 22 September 2016 and a total of 2,427 towns and cities – the highest participation rate ever – organised activities in line with the campaign's annual theme: ‘Smart and sustainable mobility – an investment for Europe’ under the call-to-action ‘Smart mobility. Strong economy.

An independent panel of mobility and transport experts shortlisted 10 candidates and selected 3 finalists out of a total of 63 applications from 23 different countries.