COVID-19 SUMP guidance – have your say!

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The COVID-19 crisis is causing cities and regions to adapt their urban mobility systems at a rate and scale never seen before. Major challenges and opportunities exist for urban mobility in the coming months.

In this challenging time, it is vital that guidance and support is provided to local authorities to adapt to new conditions and ensure that sustainable mobility is prioritised in the recovery from COVID-19.

For this reason, the CIVITAS Initiative and SUMP-PLUS are preparing a SUMP practitioners’ briefing on COVID-19. This will investigate how cities can respond in the coming months to the exit from total or partial lockdown, without forgetting their long-term goals and ambitions for urban mobility.

Interested stakeholders are invited to feed into the development of the practitioners' briefing to ensure that this guidance provides suitable information and advice for local authorities to adapt sustainable urban mobility post-lockdown.

To kick-start the consultation process, a public webinarwill take place on Thursday 18 June, 14:00-15:00 CEST.

After a short introduction to the process and document by Hana Peters (Rupprecht Consult), Ivo Cré, Laura Babío and Maria José Rojo (POLIS), an interactive discussion will collect feedback to make the guidance truly relevant for urban mobility stakeholders. 

Join this session to learn more about the COVID-19 SUMP Guidance and to have your say in its development! The document will be made available shortly before the meeting.

Register for the webinar here to make sure your voice is heard!

A written consultation process is planned to be online until 24 June. More details on this are coming soon.

Author: Richard Adams

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