Local and regional authorities have time until 9 November to enter the EU's first award scheme to encourage the adoption of Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs), and win EUR 10,000.
Local and regional authorities within the European Union, the European Economic Area (Norway, Iceland, and Liechtenstein) and Croatia are eligible to apply for the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan award. To encourage a broader range of applicants, authorities are not required to have completed the entire process of developing and implementing a Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan in order to be eligible for the award. Applicants can submit their entries for the award on www.dotherightmix.eu. The application process will remain open until 9 November 2012, and the winner of the award for the best plan - as decided by an expert jury - will be rewarded with a prize of EUR 10,000 to support local awareness-raising activities on sustainable urban mobility. The Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan Award ceremony will take place in Brussels (Belgium) in March 2013. For information about the eligibility and evaluation criteria, and for the registration form, please visit About the 2012 award. Background information: A Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan is a city's integrated mobility plan for passengers and goods, addressing such sustainable urban mobility objectives as improved safety and security, reduced air and noise pollution, improved cost-effectiveness, enhanced quality of the urban environment, and accessibility of the transport system. Involving different types of stakeholders throughout the planning process gives legitimacy to the plan, enhances its quality and is a key success factor. Activities regarding 'stakeholder and citizen participation while planning and implementing the SUMP' are therefore the focus of the first edition of the SUMP Award.
Author: European Mobility Week