The SUMI Benchmarking Tool is now online

You can now compare the performance of European cities on sustainable mobility through an interactive tool on the DG MOVE website.

The SUMI project (SUstainable Mobility Indicators) has supported around 50 European cities (among which several members of the POLIS Network) over the course of 2019 in the application of a sustainable mobility indicator set, which aims to identify strength and weaknesses of urban mobility systems and to focus on areas of improvement.

The development of the SUMI indicator set was based on the indicator set for cities outside of Europe provided by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, and specifically adapted by the SUMI consortium to be applied in European cities.

The data collected over the course of one year by European cities (with the support of POLIS and of the other technical partners of the consortium, led by Rupprecht Consult) on a set of 18 sustainable urban mobility indicators has formed the basis of the database underlying the SUMI Benchmarking Tool, which is now available on the website of the European Commission.

This Benchmarking Tool aims to compare one city’s score against the average or median performances of other cities that have performed the exercise. The objective of this comparison is not to make rankings, but to facilitate the setting of ambitious but realistic targets for each city, as well as to have a clear picture of the general situation of sustainable urban mobility. The Benchmarking Tool is intended to be interactive and to keep allowing cities to submit their validated data for the SUMI indicators. Data that were and will be submitted by cities for the SUMI project are treated with confidentiality and no city-specific indicator scores will be released, in respect of cities' data privacy.

Check out the Benchmarking Tool on the DG MOVE website.