Twenty local authorities have joined an informal UK national network on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs), co-ordinated by Act TravelWise as part of a three-year European project called ENDURANCE. The aim is to share best practice, both nationally and internationally on SUMPs.
This one-day national event will allow representatives of local authorities to come together to learn more about SUMPs from some of the leading practitioners in the UK and Europe. It is also an opportunity to launch the UK network and allow its members to meet each other for the first time.
There will be no charge for the event, and lunch and tea/coffee will be provided. The venue is located a short walk from York Rail Station.
For the uninitiated: "A Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) is a strategic plan that builds on existing planning practices and incorporates integration, participation and evaluation principles to satisfy the mobility needs of people today and tomorrow for a better quality of life in cities and their surroundings." SUMPs are therefore similar to Local Transport Plans (LTPs) in England but have been implemented throughout Europe in diverse and innovative ways.
The current network members: Aberdeen, Bath & North East Somerset, Blackburn with Darwen, Bristol, Brighton & Hove, Derry, Essex, Glasgow, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, The Highlands and Islands Transport Partnership (HITRANS), Lancashire, Leicestershire, Milton Keynes, Norfolk, Norwich, Southend-on-Sea, Thurrock, Wrexham and York.
Local authorities not yet in the network are welcome to join by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.