Revised European SUMP Guidelines launched at CIVITAS Forum 2019

The publication of the second edition of the European SUMP Guidelines marks an important milestone in the take-up of new planning approaches in Europe. The updated guidelines were presented in Graz at the CIVITAS Annual Forum 2019.

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.

The revised guidelines are 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.

Polis has contributed to the revision of the SUMP Guidelines through its involvement in Eltis, co-authoring the topic guide on Electrification “Planning for electric road transport in the SUMP context”. By involving several major city networks closely in the update, special care was taken to include feedback from all types of cities and regions.

Why was an update needed?

Whilst the Guidelines continue to be used extensively, many new urban mobility trends have emerged, and a wealth of practical SUMP experience has been acquired since the document's publication. It was time to rethink and update the original Guidelines.

A comprehensive process to update European SUMP guidance was started in 2018, including a revision of the Guidelines itself, alongside the development of a range of complementary topic guides on specific aspects of sustainable urban mobility planning.

Link to revised SUMP Guidelines, Topic Guides and Practitioner Briefings

You can find the revised SUMP Guidelines, the Topic Guides and the Practitioner Briefings on the Eltis website via the following link.