The SUMP Self-Assessment Tool now available

To support the transition towards competitive and resource-efficient mobility systems in Europe’s cities, the European Commission promotes the preparation of Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans. Local authorities and other stakeholders require a clear set of criteria to decide whether a given plan does indeed meet the criteria of an "SUMP", as set out by the European Commission. Thus they need a tool to assess the compliance of a SUMP with European requirements, based on the European Commission’s SUMP Guidelines.

Assess compliance of your local transport plan with EU SUMP Guidelines

The SUMP Self-Assessment Tool has been designed to enable ambitious and forward-thinking planning authorities to quickly assess the compliance of their plan with the European Commission’s SUMP Guidelines (January 2014). Self-assessment is based on a set of 100 clear and transparent yes-no questions that follow the steps in the well-known SUMP preparation cycle. By working through the questionnaire during plan preparation, or once a plan has been finalised, planning authorities can gain feedback on the strengths and weaknesses of their approach. As there is a trend for transport funding to be linked to the successful development of a SUMP, it is important for cities to understand the European Commission’s concept and how they can improve planning processes in the future.

For anybody who is not yet familiar with the SUMP concept or terminology, the Self-Assessment questionnaire is also linked to a newly published online version of the SUMP Guidelines, an informative SUMP Glossary and a range of online learning resources.

How to access the tool

The tool itself and more information about the SUMP Self-Assessment is available at

Direct link to the tool: click here.

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