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News article13 June 20191 min read

Draft Revised SUMP Guidelines - feedback survey now closed

Draft revised SUMP Guidelines are available to download from the Eltis website. Click here to access the documents. 

Since the first edition of the SUMP Guidelines was published in late 2013, it has acted as the main European reference document for urban transport and mobility practitioners involved in the development and implementation of Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs). Many cities in Europe and around the world have developed SUMPs, while numerous European Union funded projects and programmes have contributed valuable knowledge that helped cities to develop this new generation of mobility plans.

Why did we need to update the SUMP guidance?

Whilst the Guidelines continue to be used extensively, major new trends in many areas of urban mobility have emerged and a wealth of practical SUMP experience has been acquired over the last few years. This meant it was time to rethink and update the original Guidelines. A comprehensive update process of European SUMP guidance was started in 2018, including a revision of the Guidelines itself, as well as the development of a range of complementary guides on specific aspects of SUMP.

Publication of the draft second edition of the European SUMP Guidelines marks an important milestone in the take-up of a new planning culture in Europe. This comprehensive revision aims to integrate the dynamic developments in many areas of urban mobility and the rich experience of implementing the concept of Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning since 2013.

These documents are a draft of the new SUMP Guidelines and were prepared specifically for the sixth annual SUMP Conference in Groningen, 17-18 June 2019. At this event, the SUMP community was invited to discuss and provide comments on the drafts. Online and individual feedback was also encouraged, after the conference - however, the feedback period has now closed and the documents are being finalised. 

The final version of the guidance will be published at the CIVITAS Forum Conference in Graz, 2 - 4 October 2019.


Publication date
13 June 2019
  • Urban mobility planning
  • Europe-wide