The European Platform on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans

Report
The European Platform on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans
25th September 2014
Casablanca, Morocco
Christof Marx
Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME)
The challenges of urban mobility
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Many urban areas suffer from severe congestion
Urban mobility accounts for 23% of CO2 emissions from
transport (continued dependence on oil)
Cities in virtually all MS struggle to meet legal
requirements for ambient air quality
Urban road accidents account some 40% of all road
fatalities (approx. 11,000 per year)
Balanced development and integration of different modes
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Action Plan on Urban Mobility (2009)
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An integrated approach can best
deal with the complexity of urban
transport systems
Action 1: '… support local authorities
in developing sustainable urban
mobility plans (…).'
Action 17: 'Setting up an urban
mobility observatory'
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Eltis web portal (2011)
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facilitates exchange of information, knowledge and
experiences
aimed at individuals working in transport and related
disciplines
www.eltis.org
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Support the uptake of SUMP (2010-13)
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Common understanding of SUMP
Seminars and workshops
Guidelines on the process of
'Developing and Implementing a
Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan'
Final version published 2013
Referenced in DG MOVE's Urban
Mobility Package of 2013
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Mobility plans portal (2012)
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informs about Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans,
including guidelines, training, good practice examples.
www.mobilityplans.eu
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A plethora of SUMP related projects and
initiatives
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Urban Mobility Package (2013)
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A concept for Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans
Calls for action from the Member States
Setting up of a Member States Expert Group on Urban Mobility
Reinforces EU support
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Exchange of experience and best practice
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Funding for implementation
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Funding for research & innovation (Horizon 2020)
Setting up of a European Platfom on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans
Improvement of relevant websites
http://ec.europa.eu/transport/themes/urban/ump_en.htm
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European Platform on SUMP (1)
Objectives
• Support the further development of the SUMP concept
and of necessary tools
• Provide interested parties with a "one-stop shop"
• Realise synergies from coordination and cooperation
across the different actions
• Increase the visibility for EU-supported actions on
Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans.
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European Platform on SUMP (2)
Elements
• Co-ordinating group
• Platform Secretariat
• Mobility Plans portal
• European conferences
• Common visual identity.
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Realised through EU
projects and tenders
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Project
Project
Coordinating
Group
Mobility Plans
portal
Annual
European
Conference
Project
etc.
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Guides, tools,
network
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Coordinating Group
Purpose
• Exchange information & lessons learnt
• Exploit synergies
• Agree on common views
• Assist in coordination of outward presentation
Format
• Representatives of EU supported initiatives
• Chaired by DG MOVE, EASME
• Supported by Platform Secretariat
• Regular one-day meetings
• First meeting took place 30/01/2014
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Mobility Plans portal
A Platform website to disseminate relevant information.
• Integrated in Eltis website
• Presenting SUMP background and concept
• Present key initiatives of EU-supported actions
• Mobility Plans database
• Access to information in Members States
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Mobility Plans portal (2)
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Mobility Plans portal (3)
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European Conferences
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Annual event
Targeting mobility planners and
implementers
Promoting the concept of SUMP
Highlighting latest developments
Fostering the exchange ideas and
experiences
Offering a networking opportunity
Providing a meeting place for European
projects and initiatives
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Platform Secretariat
Tasks
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Organises meetings of coordinating group
Supports unified presentation of projects & initiatives
Capture local authorities' activities on urban mobility
Contact point for inquiries
[email protected]
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SUMP initiatives: Assessment & auditing
EcoMobility SHIFT scheme
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Assess, audit and label a city's transport performance.
20 indicators measure current performance.
Allows a comparison between cities.
QUEST quality management
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Improve a cities' sustainable mobility policies.
External audit and self-assessment identify focus areas for
which an action plan is prepared.
Advance audit
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Assesse the degree to which procedural SUMP tasks &
measures are applied.
A working group of 10-15 stakeholders is the main actor in the
ADVANCE process.
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SUMP initiatives: Campaigns & awards
European Mobility Week in September
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Annual campaign on sustainable urban mobility, running from 16th to 22nd
September
Nearly 2 000 cities from 47 countries involved
'Do The Right Mix' campaign
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Promotes multi-modal mobility
Advertising in six countries and funding for local campaigns
EU-award schemes
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CIVITAS award
Mobility Week award
SUMP award (linked to Do The Right Mix)
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SUMP initiatives: Networking
European City database (coming soon)
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Database of cities involved in sustainable urban mobility planning projects and
initiatives. Nearly 200 cities > 100k inhabitants already engaged.
National SUMP contact points (ongoing)
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European network of 25 national contact points, supporting cities through training,
exchange and co-operation.
CIVITAS National Networks
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City networks that promote the CIVITAS approach at local level.
Seek to engage with the European Union and national governments, about transport
policy issues, legislation, regulations, and funding.
CIVITAS Thematic Groups
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share their experience and knowledge of urban mobility solutions.
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SUMP initiatives: Good practice guides
Initiating a SUMP in poly-centric regions (2014)
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Encourages stakeholders to develop a common understanding of challenges and a
future vision for the region.
Based on the 'Future Search' methodology.
BUMP: training for senior transport managers in local authorities.
Key areas of SUMP implementation (2015)
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Manuals covering participation processes, institutional cooperation, measure selection,
and monitoring & evaluation.
Evidence of benefits (2015/16)
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Report on the costs and benefits of sustainable urban mobility measures.
Support the evaluation of measures and policies.
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What next?
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Re-launch of Eltis to include European Platform
Take opportunity to feed back & take part
Consolidation of resources, tools & initiatives
Discussion with stakeholders about future development of
the Platform.
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Thank you for your attention
Christof Marx
[email protected]
Eltis portal: www.eltis.org
Mobility Plans portal: www.mobilityplans.eu
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Thank you!
Christof Marx
Contact Details
[email protected]
Eltis portal: http://www.eltis.org
Mobility Plans portal: http://www.mobilityplans.eu
Further information (1)
Assessment & auditing
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EcoMobility SHIFT scheme: http://www.quest-project.eu/index.php?id=5
QUEST quality management: http://www.quest-project.eu/index.php?id=5
Advance audit: http://eu-advance.eu/index.php?id=18
Campaigns & awards
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European Mobility Week in September: http://www.mobilityweek.eu/
'Do The Right Mix' campaign: http://dotherightmix.eu/
CIVITAS award: http://www.civitas.eu/page-awards-main
Mobility Week award: http://www.mobilityweek.eu/award/how-to-apply/
SUMP award: http://dotherightmix.eu/2014-sump-award
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Further information (2)
Networking
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National SUMP contact points: http://epomm.eu/endurance/index.php?id=2809
CIVITAS National Networks: http://www.civitas.eu/civinet
CIVITAS Thematic Groups: http://www.civitas.eu/thematic-groups-all
Good Practice Guides
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Participation processes
Institutional cooperation
Measure selection
Monitoring & evaluation
http://www.sump-challenges.eu/content/about
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Initiating a SUMP in poly-centric regions: http://www.poly-sump.eu/themethodology/?no_cache=1
Evidence of benefits: http://evidence-project.eu/
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