Méthodologie PDU - Guidelines for the French SUMP "PDU"

Basic Information

Language

English, French, Spanish

Latest update

Price

Free or limited price (under 50€)

Tool type

Guidance document / Manual Indicator set Method / Approach


Application area

  • Data gathering
  • Dissemination and communication

Target Audience

  • Other

Summary

The French SUMP concept, called PDU (plan de déplacements urbains) was introduced in 1982, and made mandatory for large cities (over 100,000 inhabitants) in 1996.

As a support measure, the French Ministry for Transport has since continuously financed Cerema (previously named "Certu") to elaborate appropriate methodologies and to identify and promote best practices related to PDU in all its thematic dimensions.

Guidelines are provided in French, some of them also translated in other languages.

The following references are a selection of recent documents in English, available online at: http://www.certu-catalogue.fr/?___store=ouvrages_en_langues_etrangeres_e&___from_store=ouvrages_en_langues_etrangeres_e

PDU

  • CERTU (2013). Mobility and transport: focus on - sheets N° 27 - 30 years of sustainable urban mobility plans (PDU) in France  (Link).
  • CERTU (2012). Mobility and transports Tools and Methods n°1 PDU : the French urban mobility plan Integrating transport policies Mobility and transports: Tools & Methods (CERTU) (Link).

Evaluation – Monitoring

  • CEREMA (2012). Mobility and transports - Local practices : Sheet n° 2 Assessing SUMPs : converging approaches for a complex reality. (Link).

Concertation

  • Cerema (2015). Mobility and transports, Local practices, Sheet n° 3 - Involving citizens in the SUMP process. Challenges and recent trends in French PDUs (Link).

Urbanism and mobility

  • Cerema (2015). Integrating urban planning and transport: French “contrats d’axe” in the light of Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) (Link).

Good Example

The methodology is largely disseminated in France. The corpus defines the framework for mobility planning used by local authorities.

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