EU launches 4th Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan Award
Tuesday, September 29, 2015 — Following this month's EUROPEAN MOBILITY WEEK, the EU is now launching the 4th Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) Award, as part of the DO THE RIGHT MIX campaign. The SUMP Award recognises local authorities that have demonstrated excellence in this year’s EUROPEAN MOBILITY WEEK theme of ‘multimodality’ where citizens can choose, change and combine their modes of transport.
The winning three regions or local authorities will receive a high-quality promotional video showcasing their mobility efforts, as well as wide-spread promotion through the DO THE RIGHT MIX / EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK media channels. Towns, cities and local authorities from the European Union’s 28 Member States and the European Economic Area are eligible to apply. Applications are being accepted between 28 September to 13 November 2015 on the campaign’s website, where further information about eligibility and evaluation is available.
An expert jury will evaluate the applications. Up to ten shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend the joint EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK and the SUMP Award Ceremony, which takes place in March/April 2016 in Brussels. At this event, the winner and two additional finalists will feature in a special video clip presenting their multimodal success to a community of regional authorities highly engaged in European Mobility Week.
The previous SUMP Award winner, Bremen in Germany, won thanks to its well-developed methods in monitoring and evaluating its SUMP using an interactive web platform to gather feedback from residents. Bremen used this information to conduct a SWOT (strength, weakness, opportunity, threat) analysis and examined five different scenarios showing the effect of various measures, like major investment in public transport and promoting walking and cycling. In particular, the judges appreciated Bremen's ability to keep learning and to communicate these lessons effectively to stakeholders.
Dresden (Germany) and Ghent (Belgium) were complimented for their long-standing commitment to sustainable urban mobility. Thessaloniki (Greece) received the “Special Prize” for their tremendous efforts in a difficult working environment.
The European Commission's Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) Award was launched in 2012, and presented three times since. Each year, the award highlights a different aspect of mobility planning. Previous themes included successful territorial and policy integration, as well as monitoring implementation with an eye to making improvements.
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Video of last year’s winner, Bremen
Video of 2013’s winner, Rivas Vaciamadrid
Como continuación de la “Semana de la Movilidad Europea” se pone en marcha la cuarta edición del “Premio Plan de... https://t.co/eOOXWXE5iI— CantabriaEuropa 2015-11-04 12:54:04
The EU has launched the 4th edition of the #SUMP award, recognising cities who plan for #multimodality! http://t.co/6zeGQ9ERrd @EltisPortal— EUPASTA 2015-10-13 08:15:31
The EU has launched the 4th edition of the #SUMP award, recognising cities who plan for #multimodality! http://t.co/vPOh8Y5mEo @EltisPortal— ICLEI_Europe 2015-10-13 07:21:26
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4th Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan Award launched (Applications accepted until 13 Nov 2015) http://t.co/ntWinw089P http://t.co/F2VxvDlukX— CIVITAS_EU 2015-10-03 20:31:04
EU launches 4th Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan Award http://t.co/kK4Ud3kgS3— EcomotorsAliffi 2015-10-02 05:09:34
RT: “@mobilityweek: The EU launches 4th edition of the #SUMP award, recognising cities who plan for #multimodality! http://t.co/ksLbOysbfx”— kapteijns 2015-09-30 10:49:25
4th #SUMP Award calls for applications from cities & regions! Theme this year: #multimodality. http://t.co/T3rJShJkmh @SUMPChallenges— POLISnetwork 2015-09-30 10:32:20