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EU Urban Mobility Observatory

Introduction to SUMPs

Sustainable urban mobility plans (SUMPs) are the cornerstone of European urban mobility policy. The European Commission strongly recommends that European towns and cities of all sizes embrace the concept of SUMPs. These can improve the overall quality of life for residents by addressing major challenges related to for example congestion, air/noise pollution, climate change, road safety, and parking. SUMPs also provide a framework for innovation and the integration of new mobility services.

For more information on sustainable urban mobility planning and monitoring, including the SUMP concept, National SUMP support programmes and Sustainable Urban Mobility Indicators (SUMI), please visit the following page.