SUMP Guide for Smaller Cities and Towns


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Tool type

Guidance document / Manual

Application area

  • Analysis, scenarios and measure selection
  • Financing, procurement, legal aspects, measure implementation
  • Evaluation and monitoring

Target Audience

  • Small cities
  • Medium-sized cities


SUMPs are traditionally targeted at larger cities, normally above 100.000 inhabitants. However, half of European citizens live in smaller cities and towns, facing their own specific sustainable mobility and transport planning challenges. Thus, this training takes a closer look at the opportunities and challenges related to introduction of Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMP) to small and mid-sized cities. Since there are already several examples and methodologies available of experience with SUMPs in this type of cities, a range of lessons-learned and case studies are on the table. Furthermore, recent evidence shows that the SUM planning concept can be successfully tailored to projects on different levels (micro, local, regional, national).

Thematic areas

Collective passenger transport & shared mobility
  • Service improvements

Behavioural change & mobility management
  • Mobility Planning

Integrated & inclusive planning
  • Spatial planning / land-use planning
  • Multimodal hubs
  • Cooperation of policy fields and institutional stakeholders
  • Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans - SUMP


European Platform on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans

Lead of the tool development: PROSPERITY

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