Workshop on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans - 5 February 2015

Workshop – Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs) Across the UK and Europe - 5 February 2015

Led by: Randall Ghent, Business Operations Manager, Act TravelWise (and expert speakers including Helen Ramsden of Transport for Greater Manchester and Adam Harrison of West Midlands ITA)

Venue: Smarter Travel 2015, ICC Birmingham, Executive Room 1

Date/time: Thursday 5 February 2015, 10:30-12:30 (one of four 'optional morning sessions')

This workshop taking place at the Smarter Travel 2015 conference is for anyone who wants to:

  • learn more about Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs),
  • learn from UK and European best practice, and/or
  • network with others on the topic

The English/Welsh LTP is a form of SUMP, defined as "a strategic plan designed to satisfy the mobility needs of people and businesses in cities and their surroundings for a better quality of life. It builds on existing planning practices and takes due consideration of integration, participation, and evaluation principles".

Attendees are welcome to join an informal UK network on SUMPs which has been formed as part of ENDURANCE, a three-year European project involving 25 countries.

Contact Randall Ghent ([email protected]) to register for this workshop. See separate announcement to register for the Smarter Travel 2015 conference, with a 30% discount for Act TravelWise members.



10:00 - Tea/coffee on arrival

10:30 - Welcome and introductions (Randall Ghent, Act TravelWise)

10:35 - Introduction to Act TravelWise (Jon Foley, Act TravelWise)

10:40 - Overview of SUMPs and ENDURANCE project (Randall Ghent, Act TravelWise)

10:50 - Funding Opportunities for SUMPs (Fiona McLean, Act TravelWise and TTR Ltd)

11:05 - The Gloucestershire LTP/SUMP (Sarah Fish, Atkins; Jon Harris, Harris Ethical)

11:20 - Short break

11:30 - The West Midlands LTP/SUMP (Adam Harrison, West Midlands ITA)

11:45 - The Greater Manchester LTP/SUMP (Helen Ramsden, TfGM)

12:00 - Overview of DfT Sustainable Transport/Travel Policy (Ben Ridehalgh, DfT)

12:15 - Conclusions, follow up and evaluation

12:30 - Closing