Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) Toolkit

Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) Toolkit


Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

Type(s) of Tool

Project Preparation ToolsHelp public authorities manage sustainable project preparation processes.


Urban Planning, Transportation

Lifecycle Phase(s)

Strategic PlanningPublic authorities identify the needs and long-term vision for infrastructure development., Project PlanningGeneral strategy for a project’s delivery is developed., Concept DesignTechnical experts broadly outline the project’s basic characteristics., Detailed DesignTechnical experts further elaborate the Concept Design.

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The tool kit is a set of products intended to support national and local government officials, planning practitioners, and policy makers of transitional and developing countries to design and implement a process for developing a Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP). It was designed complementary to the “Guidelines for Developing and Implementing a Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP)” and provides additional resources for the different phases of drafting a sustainable urban mobility plan.

Tool Outcome

The concept of Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning, as defined in the Urban Mobility Package, is based on eight commonly accepted guiding principles:
– Plan for sustainable mobility in the “functional urban area”
– Cooperate across institutional boundaries
– Involve citizens and stakeholders
– Assess current and future performance
– Define a long-term vision and a clear implementation plan
– Develop all transport modes in an integrated manner
– Arrange for monitoring and evaluation
– Assure quality

Sustainability Criteria

Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans commit to the general aims of:
– improving accessibility for all, regardless of income and social status;
– enhancing quality of life and the attractiveness of the urban environment;
– improving road safety and public health;
– reducing air and noise pollution, greenhouse gas emissions and energy consumption;
– economic viability, social equity and environmental quality