New SUMP guidelines for sustainable urban mobility planning are out and up for review

The publication of the second edition of the European SUMP Guidelines marks an important milestone in the take-up of a new planning culture in Europe. This comprehensive revision aims to integrate the dynamic developments in many areas of urban mobility and the rich experience of implementing the concept of Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning since 2013.

At the SUMP Conference, attended by over 550 participants, the SUMP community had the chance to discuss the draft guidelines and provide comments in two dedicated feedback sessions moderated by Siegfried Rupprecht, one of the main authors.

This public draft is the result of an intense one-year stakeholder engagement process, coordinated by main authors Rupprecht Consult and led by a special Editorial Board, which includes DG MOVE, the CIVITAS SUMP projects, Eltis, INEA, DG REGIO, JASPERS, and leading mobility researchers. It has been developed and validated in close cooperation with the SUMP community.

Starting with a large survey and dedicated session at the SUMP Conference 2018, several workshops with practitioners and other experts from all over Europe have taken place. By involving several major city networks closely in the update, including Polis, special care was taken to include feedback from all types of cities and regions. In particular, Polis’ Thomas Mourey co-authored the SUMP Guidance on Electrification in sustainable urban mobility planning.

The feedback survey for the SUMP Guidelines will be available from 17 June until 9 July 2019 via this link. The final version will be published at the CIVITAS Forum Conference in Graz, 2 - 4 October 2019.

The new draft SUMP Guidelines and the topic guidance documents are available on the Eltis portal.