Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans

Guidelines for the Development of Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMP) in ASEAN Metropolitan Regions

The 12 Steps of the SUMP Process

Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning (SUMP) is a process based on the definition of common objectives and use of collaborative planning tools for design, implementation, financing, and monitoring of mobility-related measures and projects. This mobility planning approach is successfully implemented at diverse scales and in a variety of cities and regions around the world. The strengths of SUMP are its goal-oriented approach and flexibility, which allow adapting to different contexts and levels of planning. The guidelines build on existing planning practices and outline how stakeholder participation, investment project, policy measures, outcome evaluation and other tools can be adapted to local circumstances and combined to form SUMP in ASEAN.

The SMMR Project in coorperatoin with the ASEAN Land Transport Working Group (LTWG) has developed and published Guildelines for the Development of Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMP) in ASEAN Metropolitan Regions (Pdf). For more information please download the Toolbox for the Establishment of Metropolitan Transport Exectuives (MTE) in ASEAN Metropolitan Regions (Pdf), included in EnglishIndonesianLaotianThai and Vietnamese.

The SMMR Guidelines present key policy elements to the SMMR partners in metropolitan regions and in national administrations. They will:

  • provide a toolbox for Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning (SUMP) in medium-sized metropolitan regions, that is derived from, and entirely consistent with, the Mobilise Your City ( initiative;
  • propose streamlined, pragmatic, focussed SUMP processes that build on existing plans of different authorities and yield fit-for-purpose, ready-to-implement policy matrixes.
  • give special attention to processes and tools that are instrumental in regard to the policy priorities identified in SMMR partner medium-sized metropolises.

The SUMP concept will be a constant reference for the SMMR project work in the partner metropolitan regions and subject to debate in policy and professional circles throughout ASEAN. Together with the local partners and the multilateral initiative Mobilise Your City, the SMMR Project will apply the SUMP approach in the SMMR partner metropolitan regions. The experience of implementing SUMP and similar plans within the project and beyond, consultation of transport planning professionals and policy-makers in ASEAN will contribute to the findings of the guidelines.

SUMP Guildelines (English)

SUMP Guidelines download link by language:

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SUMP Summary for decision-makers

In only 10 pages, the general idea of the European SUMP is briefly explained, the principles underlying the planning process are described and a brief introduction of the four SUMP phases is given. Decision-makers are given an overview of the benefits of Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning, as well as guidance on how to start the SUMP process. The summary can also be used as an introduction to the urban mobility planning process.


SUTP Technical Document #13 – Urban Mobility Plans: National Approaches and Local Practices

The document reviews approaches for Urban Mobility Plans (UMP) from various countries and showcases a growing number of examples calling for a shift away from the traditional, infrastructure-oriented approach towards sustainable and people-oriented planning. The paper’s intension is to support local policy-makers and planners in shaping urban mobility planning processes and policies in an effective and inclusive manner.


MobiliseYourCity Factsheet on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans

The old-fashioned “predict-and-provide” approach to transport planning leads to enormous investments in roads and highways worldwide – and to a growing number of cars using them. Today, quality of life, economic activity and the need to reduce local pollutants and greenhouse gas emissions play a stronger role in urban and mobility planning. Hence, in order to cater for the mobility needs of people and businesses, investments in sustainable transport projects and measures are prioritized by more and more cities.


MobiliseYourCity Core Indicator and Monitoring Framework

This document sets out the core indicators framework and monitoring principles for the MobiliseYourCity Partnership. Concretely, this document describes six (6) core indicators that are common to the Partnership at the global level. Additional guidance is given on how to collect data and how to report on projected and achieved results. Furthermore, the publication proposes indicators measuring the planned or built urban mobility infrastructure.


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