Boosting SUMP take-up in the European Union - Policy recommendations from CIVITAS SUMPs-Up

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"Boosting SUMP take-up in the European Union - Policy recommendations from CIVITAS SUMPs-Up" summarises the “SUMP take-up report” from the CIVITAS SUMPs-Up project (2018). It provides an overview of the state of the SUMP concept in Europe and its take-up throughout EU Member States. It also gives recommendations to local authorities, Member States and the EU on how to foster the take-up of the SUMP concept.

Since the adoption of the European Commission’s Urban Mobility Package in 2013, the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) concept has been promoted as a strategic planning instrument for local authorities. It has been used to foster the balanced development and integration of all transport modes and create a harmonised transport offer, whilst also encouraging a shift towards more sustainable modes and improving transport accessibility for all.
In this way, SUMPs are helping to effectively meet a variety of European targets and ultimately having a positive impact on people’s daily lives. They help to reduce harmful air pollutants and noise emissions, ensure better use of public and road space by accommodating active travel, improve urban delivery operations, and regulate private traffic access. However, adopting a SUMP is complex and many local and national factors influence the process.
This document summarises the “SUMP take-up report” from the CIVITAS SUMPs-Up project (2018). It provides an overview of the state of the SUMP concept in Europe and its take-up throughout EU Member States. It also gives recommendations to local authorities, Member States and the EU on how to foster the take-up of the SUMP concept. To do so, it draws on the results of different analyses, namely the ‘Users’ needs analysis on SUMP take-up’ (2017); the ‘National Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) programmes analysis’ (2018); the ‘Interim result report: city-level SUMP monitoring and impact evaluation’ (2018) and the ‘SUMPs-Up interim report on the project level evaluation’ (2018).
Beyond city and regional administrations, who are the primary target group within the SUMP context, this document addresses mobility experts and decision makers at local, national and European level and members of existing EU platforms. The report aims to help all actors achieve the key objectives of the Partnership of Urban Mobility and provide them with the direction to do so.
This work was developed in the framework of CIVITAS SUMPs-Up, a project funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme that assists planning authorities to overcome the barriers limiting SUMP development and implementation.
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