The approaches to sustainable urban mobility planning vary quite widely throughout Europe. The Baltic Sea Region Competence Centre on SUMP brings together the knowledge and good examples of sustainable urban mobility planning from the countries around the Baltic Sea.
The Good Examples database includes examples of complete plans that can be considered as SUMPs as well as examples of different elements of the mobility planning process that are relevant for SUMPs. Both, cities with a lot of experience with integrated planning approaches and cities initiating the SUMP process can learn from the examples.
Mobility issues in rapidly developing cities are the ones of the highest importance. This development, though desired, carries a number of negative impacts, including congestion, increased emissions and noise level, which can lead to a decline in quality of life. To tackle the problems Gdynia joined the BUSTRIP project in2005-2008, which resulted in the development of Sustainable Urban Transport Plan (SUTP) for 2008-2015, which acts as a base for the creation of a next-...
Halmstad embraced a comprehensive plan for sustainable transport consisting of a traffic strategy and more detailed action plan.
The Helsinki region, covering nearly 1.5 million people and 14 municipalities, developed a transport system plan for improving the public transport.
The HLJ 2015 Framework Program, based on the earlier version of the plan, HLJ2011, sets out the framework and priorities for more detailed planning and preparation of the next Helsinki Region Transport Plan.
In the Kouvola Region of Finland, the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan was also linked to the regional, the state level and EU policies. During the process an inter-sectoral working group was set up.