Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMP) – the Key to Applying for EU-Funding. Practical Recommendations


Period Thursday, June 11th – Friday, June 12th, 2015
Location Płock, Poland

Within the conference theme, ‘sustainable urban mobility pland as a key to applying for EU funding’, attendees explored how the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan concept can be adjusted to suit different city geographic contexts, scales and budgets; as well as approaches that can be taken to ensure mobility and accessibility is improved for everyone in society. Alongside this, planning technique sessions was provided practical guidance on specific aspects of urban mobility planning.
In the opening speech, Mr. Andrzej Nowakowski, The Mayor of Płock, stressed the important role of the local and regional authorities in the European policy making processes. The Mayor indicated that one of the priorities of the European Union is to assess the progress on the implementation of the territorial cohesion objective.
The event consisted of a number of sessions, enlisted below:

Session 1: The National Network of Cities Assisting in Developing and Implementing  Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans SUMP – ENDURANCE Project was conducted by Mr. Krzysztof Buczkowski PhD, CEO, CIFAL Płock- Polish National Focal Point of the ENDURANCE Project
The first session discuss integrated approaches to urban mobility planning that aim at creating a sustainable urban transport system by comprehensively addressing all modes and forms of transport in the entire functional area of a city. The session was also dedicated to present the ENDURANCE project in framework of which the conference was organized.

Session 2: Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan in Gdańsk conducted by Mr. Marcin Wołek, Ph.D. Gdańsk University of Technology.
The second session discusses best practice examples of the model Polish cities, Gdańsk in which the process of developing and implementing the SUMP is the most advanced.

Session 3: Actions supporting urban mobity, sample of city of Cracow by Mr. Marek Bauer, Ph.D., Cracow University of Technology.
The third session widen the scope beyond transport and discuss integrated solutions for urban development aiming at promoting quality of life for inhabitants, in particular in urban areas.

Session 4: Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans in Lithuania by Mr. Jonas Damidavicius, TEAM Urbanistai, Vilnius, Lithuania.
Session was dedicated to the Lithuanian perspective of applying of European funds for infrastructure and developing of SUMP.

Session 5: Transport and urban mobility by Ms. Aneta Pluta-Zaremba, Ph.D. Warsaw School of Economy.
In this session Ms. Aneta Pluta –Zaremba presenting the idea of urban mobility, in terms of public participation, inhabitants needs and their behavior related to developing the urban environment.

Session 6: Mobity Plan for Wrocław City by Mr. Bartosz Trzcinowicz, City of Wrocław
The presentation was focusing on presenting the Public transport in Wrocław includes bus lines and 22 tram lines operated by Miejskie Przedsiębiorstwo Komunikacyjne (MPK, the Municipal Transport Company). Rides are paid for tickets can be bought in kiosks and vending machines, which are located at bus stops and vehicles. The tickets are available for purchase in the electronic form via mobile.
Wrocław has a network of bike paths and a bike rental system, Wrocław City Bike.

Session 7: SUMP as Key to Applying for EU-Funding 2014-2020 by Ms. Izabela Kamińska, City of Płock. The development of a sustainable multimodal mobility is one of the key challenges for European cities. This is reflected in the architecture of the European Cohesion Policy 2014-2020 where urban mobility plays an important role for the objective of achieving a shift to a low carbon economy in Europe.

Additionally, on the 2nd day. the participants had a chance to get familiar with the ICT system functioning in the conference's host city (Płock). The tour included a site visit to the newly built HQs of the Local Public Transport Operator (Komunikacja Miejska). Moreoever, the paricipants could witness the ins and outs of the command & control centre located in police HQs which has a real-time surveilance of bus stops in the city alongside their emergency reporting system installed in city bus stops.

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Additional documents are available for this event:

Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMP) – the Key to Applying for EU-Funding. Practical Recommendations - attendance list.pdf
Działania wspierające mobilność... - dr inż. Marek Bauer.pdf
Innowacje w KM Płock jako element SMART CITY - Janusz Majchrzak.pdf
Plany Zrównoważonej Mobilności Miejskiej w Gdyni - dobra praktyka - dr Marcin Wołek.pdf
Projekt ENDURANCE - dr Krzysztof Buczkowski.pdf
SUMP a fundusze europejskie w perspektywie finansowej 2014-2020 - Izabela Kamińska .pdf
Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans in Lithuania - Jonas Damidavičius.pdf
Transport i mobilność miejska - dr Aneta Pluta-Zaremba.pdf
Wrocławska Polityka Mobilności - Błażej Trzcinowicz.pdf
conference agenda + registration form.pdf
newspaper article on the event.pdf