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. 

  Register for our webinar: “Starting up the SUMP process - Tools for SUMP”


Taking place on Wednesday 5 December, 10:00 - 11:30 CET, it provides a detailed introduction to the best tools to assist with starting a SUMP. Kristina Gaučė from the city of Vilnius, Lithuania, will present a case study on Vilnius starting the SUMP process. The webinar is the first in SUMPs-Up's new series of upcoming learning activities for mobility practitioners.  

 

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Join SUMPs-Up event to help shape new version of EU SUMP Guidelines


Join our upcoming event on 12 December, 09:15 - 13:00, in Brussels to contribute to the new edition of the EU SUMP Guidelines. Local, national and European level officials working on SUMPs are all encouraged to attend. Register by 7 December 2018. The event forms part of ICLEI's long-running Breakfast at Sustainability's series.

 

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New podcast explores SUMP challenges of small- and medium-sized cities


All towns and cities developing SUMPs deal with difficulties. Yet their nature differs: the challenges faced by small- and medium-sized cities are not the same as in larger cities. A new podcast involving five cities from SUMPs-Up's second learning programme sheds light on the SUMP situation in a series of such locations from across Europe.

 

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Upcoming events

22-23

NOV

2018

29-30

NOV

2018

5

DEC

2018

12

DEC

2018

Polis Conference 2018, Manchester, United Kingdom

Results from Road Transport Research in H2020 Conference, Brussels, Belgium

SUMPs-Up webinar: Starting up the SUMP process - Tools for SUMP

Breakfast at Sustainability's: SUMP 2.0 - Reshaping the SUMP Guidelines, Brussels, Belgium