The publication provides a systematic, three-stage approach to creating a poly-centric SUMP. The first step involves understanding the region’s mobility behaviour through the application of a regional profile tool.
Secondly, a common vision and action plan is developed through a participatory process involving all key stakeholders, known as the ‘Future Search Workshop’ technique.
Finally, follow-up activities are carried out to refine the identified actions and commence a formal coordination process that will lead to a Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan covering the region. Through the guidelines, local authorities are provided the assistance needed to plan mobility measures in an integrated way.
Supplement to the guidelines, a series of tools to aid poly-centric regions in developing SUMPs are freely available at: http://www.poly-sump.eu/tools/
Running since 2012 and now coming to an end, the project worked with six regions in Europe - Regione Marche (Italy), Central Alentejo (Portugal), Central Macedonia (Greece), Parkstad Limburg (The Netherlands), Rhine Alp (Austria), and the Heart of Slovenia - helping them to engage with different administrative levels and relevant stakeholders to plan mobility measures for their area.
A general overview of the Poly-SUMP project and its results are available in the final results publication: Benefit from the Poly-SUMP Methodology – A proven methodology for planning sustainable mobility in complex regions.
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