POLIS leads SUMI Secretariat
POLIS will be leading the SUMI Secretariat, providing technical assistance to cooperating cities/ urban areas in the EU’s Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities Mission.
Introduced in 2017 by the European Commission, the Sustainable Urban Mobility Indicators (SUMI) help cities prepare and monitor their Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP), by identifying the strengths and weaknesses of their mobility system and focusing on areas for improvement.
SUMI address the lack of systematically-collected, comprehensive, and comparable data at the city level in the EU in relation to urban mobility.
What is the SUMI Secretariat?
The SUMI Secretariat is the central hotline for all cities on the SUMI’s. Led by POLIS and supported by Rupprecht, TRT, UITP, and TML, it will provide technical assistance to cooperating cities/ urban areas (EU Mission “Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities”) for the calculation of the revised SUMI indicators.
By calculating the updated SUMI indicators, frontrunner cities will receive individual assistance and support with the identification of data sources, quality review, plausibility, and consistency checks.
A revised set of indicators and a benchmarking tool will enable cities to identify deficiency areas, benchmark themselves against other cities, and enhance alignment with EU policy goals. As such, SUMI has started to facilitate progress tracking against policy goals, and the evaluation of the impact of urban mobility policies, supporting cities in advancing the EU’s climate and sustainability agenda.
Cities will get visibility and recognition beyond the project at European, national and local levels as pioneers in applying sustainable urban mobility indicators.
For general support and access to SUMI indicators, all other cities can directly approach the SUMI Secretariat with their questions about technical support.
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