Draft Second Edition of SUMP Guidelines Open for Comment
Since the first edition of the SUMP Guidelines were published in late 2013, it has acted as the main European reference document for urban transport and mobility practitioners involved in the development and implementation of Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs). Many cities in Europe and around the world have developed SUMPs, while numerous European Union funded projects and programmes have contributed valuable knowledge that helped cities to develop this new generation of mobility plans.
Whilst the Guidelines continue to be used extensively, major new trends in many areas of urban mobility have emerged and a wealth of practical SUMP experience has been acquired over the last few years. This meant it was time to rethink and update the original Guidelines. A comprehensive update process of European SUMP guidance was started in 2018, including a revision of the Guidelines themselves, as well as the development of a range of complementary guides on specific aspects of SUMP.
Act TravelWise members and contacts are invited to provide feedback online under the following link. The feedback survey for the SUMP Guidelines will be available until 9 July 2019: https://qeurope.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9HmxUtbWcJ6bHQF
For more information, including public drafts of guidelines in 19 specific topic areas, see https://www.eltis.org/guidelines/second-edition-sump-guidelines
Local Authorities Invited to Apply for 8th SUMP Award
In related news, the eighth edition of the Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning (SUMP) Award was launched at the 6th European Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans, which took place 17-18 June in Groningen, The Netherlands. Applications to the award are accepted from European local and regional public authorities that have legal competence in developing and implementing a SUMP on their territory. The topical focus is based on this year's European Mobility Week theme, which puts the spotlight on safe walking and cycling and the benefits it can have in terms of health and the environment. Applications are accepted until 31 October 2019. More information can be found here.