Many towns and small cities lack the skills, data and other tools/resources to fully apply the recommended SUMP procedures, making as much use of open source data and simple, user-friendly tools as possible.
Our ambition is to provide European cities with the knowledge and tools to enable them to implement more efficient, sustainable and liveable hubs of human mobility and activity, working closely with other urban sectors, and to encourage them to embrace new technologies and to be resilient against potential adverse effects – by building on the existing rich SUMP heritage.


Developer: European Integrated Projects (EIP)

It is no secret that stakeholder engagement considerably improves the quality of sustainable urban mobility measures. The levels of engagement range from simply informing stakeholders about what activities the city plans to carry out, to involving them in the decision making process. The project in question will help a city determine which level of involvement to focus on and which methods and instruments to foster stakeholder engagement.

Within the framework of the SUMP-PLUS project, EIP has developed a set of three engagement instruments to help cities achieve their mobility-related goals: (i) Local Mobility Forum, (ii) Citizen Engagement Platform, and (iii) City Integrator. Each instrument has a particular purpose, tackles different subjects, and targets a specific stakeholder group.

The Local Mobility Forum aims at improving institutional cooperation and participation in transport planning by facilitating communication among stakeholders involved in the transport planning process.
Click the button below to learn more about the Local Mobility Forum and how it can be helpful for your city.


Developer: University College London (UCL)

There are three key strategies that are available to reduce carbon emissions and promote sustainable mobility:
* AVOID (i.e. create a situation in which there are fewer and shorter trips, such as through the substitution of digital for physical meetings);

* SHIFT (i.e. support and encourage the shift from car to sustainable modes); and

* IMPROVE (i.e. increase fuel efficiency and switch to electric propulsion).

While the transport sector can play a critical role when it comes to implementing SHIFT and IMPROVE policies, AVOID is different as it is heavily dependent on other sectors that generate travel demand, such as by the way in which they provide goods and services to customers. While cross-sector collaboration is not always easy, it is extremely important when it comes to AVOID policies, especially, as well as the transition to sustainable mobility.

In order to promote cross-sector thinking, a simple matrix to identify different service delivery options has been developed. It is intended that the matrix be used in discussions between transport representatives and those of other sectors. This activity is based on the LINKS approach, which seeks to bright transport and the service delivery plans of other sectors. For more information about the tool, including how to use it, click on the button below.


Developer: Sciences Po

While many cities do manage to adopt a Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan, the implementation of that plan often proves to be a far more challenging endeavour. Governance and policy capacities are necessary preconditions to ensure policy success.

To help cities in this process, Science Po has developed the Self-Assessment Governance Tool to Support Mobility Transitions. The tool, which takes the form of a questionnaire that is essentially structured around three governance tools, allows cities to examine existing structures and resources, and thereby also better identify what and where they may still be lacking with regard to achieving transformative change and delivering on their sustainable mobility goals.
Through the use of the tool, cities will both be better equipped to develop strategies to overcome barriers and will have a better idea as to where to focus their efforts. Click below to learn more about and to access the Tool.


Developer: University College London (UCL)

It is largely the case that developing a Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan is much easier for cities than what comes after, namely implementing the policy package outlined in the document. It is for this reason that SUMP-PLUS has dedicated focus to developing a process and set of tools to help cities in developing a comprehensive Implementation Strategy. Having an Implementation Strategy in place has many advantages, including the ability to persuade funders to make a long-term commitment to supporting a city’s SUMP by allowing them to see that SUMP implementation is well-managed and that project-funded interventions form part of comprehensive strategic transport plans.
For step-by-step instructions concerning how your city can develop an Implementation Strategy, click below.


Developer: Steve Wright (VECTOS / SLR)

The transition to achieve net-zero carbon targets by 2050 requires radical and urgent change to existing policies. However, cities often lack the knowledge and expertise to understand how different scales and timings of policy strategies impact on carbon emissions, especially when dealing with such long timescales as up to 2050.

The Carbon Reduction Strategy Support Tool has been developed to fill that knowledge gap and assist cities in identifying a suitable mix of high-level policy strategies, and their timings, that will achieve carbon targets while also respecting and supporting the other objectives that cities are looking to deliver.
The tool provides a 'backcasting' frame to identify strategies needed to reach the desired future, rather than 'forecasting' from the current situation. It is useful for cities as a stakeholder and political engagement tool to help inform workshop discussions and decision making when developing their long-term policy strategies and defining transition pathways to net-zero carbon.


Developer: VECTOS / SLR

This User Guide has been prepared to support mobility practitioners in applying the SUMP PLUS Financial Framework and Tracker Tool (FFTT), which is an Excel-based tool.

The SUMP PLUS FFTT has been developed to support mobility planning practitioners when they undertake Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) financial and implementation planning. In relation to the SUMP Guidelines, applying the tool can support the following planning steps:

* Step 1.1 - Evaluate capacities and resources;
* Step 8.2 - Identify funding sources and assess financial capacities;
* Step 8.3 - Agree priorities, responsibilities and timeline;
* Step 9.1 – Develop financial plans and agree cost sharing;

Development of the tool was undertaken in the context of the SUMP PLUS Klaipeda City Lab, and has therefore benefitted from understanding ‘real-world’ city planning and project implementation processes.


Developer: Space Syntax

Space Syntax analysis is a unique, science-based and human-focused approach that forecasts the social, economic and environmental impacts of spatial conditions on the behaviour of people.
The Simplified analytical toolbox contains a set of tools and processes that perform fundamental GIS operations on spatial data. As part of SUMP PLUS and through the collaboration on the city-led innovation labs, Space Syntax provided a set of analytical tools and developed a simplified workflow, suitable for most smaller cities who are developing sustainable mobility strategies, based on datasets that are typically available through open sources or through the municipalities.