New report examines status of SUMPs in EU Member States

The existence and degree of technical support and quality control for Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs) from the national or regional level varies significantly across Europe.

For example, whilst a few advanced countries have developed SUMP-supporting national frameworks, a second group of countries is only now moving towards this approach, and a third group has yet to even adopt sustainable urban mobility planning as an objective of transport policy.

This, along with a limited understanding of the SUMP concept in certain countries, has affected the development of high-quality SUMPs.

In light of the importance of national and regional level support - particularly with regards to governance, financing, and capacity building - in fostering SUMP take-up at the local level, the CIVITAS SUMPs-Up project joined forces with CIVITAS PROSPERITY to examine SUMP-related national frameworks in the 28 Member States of the European Union (EU).

Originally captured in separate documents from each project, these findings have now been combined and presented in the summary report - “The Status of SUMPs in EU Member States". This concludes with a set of recommendations for countries interested in developing or elaborating their own national SUMP programmes.

By providing information about existing national programmes and barriers to sustainable urban mobility planning, the report supports national authorities with the development and improvement of their own frameworks.

For more information and to download the summary report or the unabridged original SUMPs-Up report, visit the SUMPs-Up report page - sumps.eu/reports.

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