2017 - 2019


The goal? To enable policymakers to assess the success of current mobility measures, as well as to ensure that forthcoming solutions are tailored to respond to the issues most relevant to the cities in question.

The sustainable urban mobility indicators (SUMI) provided technical support related to sustainable urban mobility indicators (MOVE/B4/2017-358). The project helped urban areas using the “SMP2.0 Sustainable Mobility man in white dress shirt and blue denim jeans holding black and red shopping cart on near on near onIndicators” developed by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). The indicators were created for cities to perform a standardised evaluation of their mobility system and measure improvements that result from the implementation of new mobility practices or policies. A common, practical and reliable set of indicators is crucial to assess the sustainability of mobility in European urban areas, providing the scope to track progress towards policy goals and identify the potential for improvement. In addition, SUMI also aims to:

  • Support urban areas to apply the WBCSD mobility indicators
  • Create a benchmarking add-on to the WBCSD calculator tool
  • Build experience for the improvement of the WBCSD mobility indicators

The main result of the project was recommendations about how the WBCSD indicator set can be improved and about fostering long-term commitment among as many European cities as possible.

SUMI benchmarking tool allows cities to assess the performance of their policies, but also allows them to compare their performance. The tool’s indicator set is divided between core and non-core indicators, covering a wide array of mobility-related dimensions. These range from the affordability of public transport for mobility-impaired groups to road deaths and energy efficiency, among others.

The SUMI benchmarking tool and full toolkit can be found here.