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.
Works on the sustainable urban mobility plan in Dresden started in 2009. By the end of 2013, the city completed the first three stages of SUMP Dresden 2025+. During the whole process the priority was the participation of the representatives of citizens, various stakeholders and advisors.
The small resort city of Pärnu initiated their sustainable urban mobility planning process from scratch in 2006. Pärnu’s challenge in the process was to define and scope the concept of SUMP to meet the needs of a small town that has some of the same challenges as bigger cities but on a different scale.
Integrating traffic planning into the general city plans gives possibilities for long-term visioning.
Developing a mobility plan in Sundsvall was based on wide cooperation between transport planners, politicians and other departments in the municipality.
The mobility plan for Örebro (Sweden) includes objectives and general principles for traffic in the city. It also serves as an umbrella for a whole range of standalone documents which, in most cases, contain their own measurable objectives and/or precise measures to be taken.