Cleaner and better transport in cities

With over 70% of EU citizens currently living in urban areas, urban mobility has a huge influence on the quality of life that they have. Yet traffic congestion, bad air quality, and inefficient transport systems continue to impact upon lives across the continent.

An approach is required that places citizens' needs first. By improving accessibility to, through and within urban areas and encouraging a shift towards more sustainable modes of transport, Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans do exactly this. Both cities and their inhabitants enjoy significant economic and environmental benefits.

As they integrate practices and policies from other sectors, SUMPs also help transport measures correspond with wider urban development plans. Transport then actively contributes to cities' efforts to become more sustainable and liveable. In doing so, SUMPs-Up fulfils its ultimate aim: to improve citizens' quality of life. 

Winner of SUMPs-Up photo contest to be revealed in the near future

The CIVITAS SUMPs-Up photo competition closed to entries on 19 March, 18.00 CET. A winner will now be chosen by the contest's judging panel and announced in the near future. The triumphant picture will star on the cover of the updated EU SUMP Guidelines. Best of luck and thank you to all of those who entered their photos!



Improve your SUMP knowledge with SUMPs-Up learning materials

SUMPs-Up is creating a series of online learning materials to help mobility practitioners deepen their knowledge of the SUMP process and cycle. As part of these, they will also be made aware of relevant tools and resources. Access and e-courses can be accessed via the link below. This collection will continue to grow throughout the year.


  SUMP 2.0 process to update EU SUMP Guidelines is well underway

Since their 2013 launch, the EU SUMP Guidelines have been the main SUMP reference document for mobility planners. Yet an updated version is needed that reflects  mobility trends to have emerged and SUMP experience gained since then. Through consultation with Europe's SUMP stakeholders, this is being created, and SUMPs-Up has a key role to play.



Upcoming events




6th European Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans, Groningen, The Netherlands




CIVITAS Forum Conference 2019, Graz, Austria