Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans - benefits for municipalities

International Conference & Workshop

Period Wednesday, October 1st – Wednesday, October 1st, 2014
Location Płock, Poland

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMP) – benefits for municipalities

October 1st 2014; Venue: City Hall of Płock, Stary Rynek 1, Płock

09.30-10.00 Registration

10.00-10.30 Opening of the conference •Welcoming remarks by Mayor of Płock, Mr. Andrzej Nowakowski •Welcoming remarks by CEO of CIFAL Płock, Mr. Krzysztof Buczkowski

10.30-11.00 SUMP in Europe Tim Durant, RUPPRECHT CONSULT - Forschung & Beratung, Germany

11.00-11.30 Flanders Policy Framework on SUMP Wim Billet, Project leader education and campaigns

11.30-12.00 Planning SUMP in Gdynia- a good practice Piotr Majewski, Mobility Management Unit, City of Gdynia

12.00-12.30 ENDURANCE- benefits for Polish cities Krzysztof Buczkowski, CEO of CIFAL Płock

12.30-13.00 Welcoming lunch 13.00-13.30 „CITYSHARE” Methodology - workshop SUMP- as a tool for planning the sustainable urban mobility in the city UNITAR/CIFAL Płock

13.30-14.00 Self-assessment matrix- to identify priority areas for improvement Facilitator: UNITAR/CIFAL Płock

14.00-14.30 Knowleadge Fair- to build cooperation between cities Facilitator: UNITAR/CIFAL Płock

14.30-15.00 Developing and implementing the SUMP- a guidelines for Polish cities Facilitator: UNITAR/CIFAL Płock

15.00-15.30 Discussion

15.30 Closing ceremony

Summary:

Like during the first national meeting the main issues which was discuss during the project were the benefits which comes from the projects. Participants were sharing their experience with SUMP and barriers which are in the city to develop the SUMP. Main Polish barrier is municipal election, fall this year, after which many changes can be in the city, new Mayors, new people who will in charge of transport, road infrastructure, parking policy, etc. The conference, held in Płock on 1st October 2014, brought together representatives of the academic world and the business community to discuss researcher mobility, and it was clear that the need for higher mobility was approach from two very different perspectives, although both academia and business agreed on the importance of the matter. The measures needed to increase mobility did, however differ substantially, corresponding to the respective interests. At the same time, it transpired that there was a need to have a better understanding of the concept of mobility as well as to have better data for analysing the level of mobility of students and researchers. Mr. Tim Durant, Specialist from Rupprecht Consult presented the SUMP Guidelines, the concept and the benefits of Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans as a new planning concept able to address transport-related challenges and problems of urban areas in a more sustainable and integrative way. He suggested and explained the steps and activities that are essential for the development and ultimately the implementation of such a plan. He stressed the importance of proper involvement of citizens and stakeholders in the planning process; cooperation across sectors, between authority levels and between neighbouring authorities; selection of an integrated set of measures to meet a city’s policy objective and, finally, the assessment of the impacts of measures and evaluation of the mobility planning process. Mr. Wim Billet from Mobile 21 presented the Flemish policy on SUMP and the process of implementing the SUMP in the Flemish cities. Mr. Piotr Majewski from the City of Gdynia, met the participants with the Polish good example of developing SUMP in Polish city- Gdynia. At the end of the first session Mr. Krzysztof Buczkowski, CEO of CIFAL Płock presented the CIFAL Płock as the Polish leader of ENDURANCE project and the benefits which the cities may have to join the national network of Polish cities. Second part of the conference The attended cities described that they may find it a challenge to elaborate SUMPs which require a high level of stakeholders’ participation and establishing a detailed complex planning process. The conference organised with a view to supporting cities, focusing on Polish cities in their efforts to elaborate the SUMP. The main characteristics and different aspects related to the SUMP preparation and implementation process addressed and discussed during the second part the conference. Several cities presented practical examples of their engagement in SUMP process. They are important tools in the development and implementation of Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans that serve the purpose of timely identification of problems, potential successes and the need for readjustment of a SUMP and its measures packages. Further, monitoring and evaluation is understood as dialogue on development and its progress between all stakeholders. Cities often face various barriers to the effective adoption of monitoring and evaluation strategies, for example: •Many cities have experiences in monitoring of measures. But the level of experience with monitoring and evaluation activities is very different in European cities •In several cities there are data available, but a clear structure and the connection to the SUMP and its objectives is missing. The data are used for the whole development, not for certain measures. The cities do not really have a monitoring and evaluation strategy. •Involving stakeholder groups in the evaluation process and using monitoring data to inform the public are of growing importance but seen as difficult and potentially prone to pressure from interest groups. •There is only limited experience on how monitoring and evaluation should be managed and by whom. Cities need methodological know-how for it. •Evaluation tools such as cost-benefit analysis and multi-criteria analysis are well developed, however, there is often disagreement about their applicability and usefulness between different actors in the planning process. Participants were asked to assess the cities in terms of preparation the SUMP in their city, based on the UNITAR’s matrix. At the end the participants were asked to sign the Letter of Intent, to agree to join the Polish network of ENDURANCE. CONFERENCE

OBJECTIVES:

• Present the benefits Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans can offer to municipalities

• Compare the existing urban mobility development plans with SUMP

• Review the good practices in developing and implementing SUMP in the European countries

• Demonstrate planning tools within SUMP framework The training session will be conducted with the use of UNITAR’s unique knowledge sharing methodology called “CityShare” which aims to foster participation of local communities in the process of decision making.

Registered participants received a certificate of completion acknowledging their participation in the i conference.


Additional documents are available for this event:

Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans - benefits for municipalities - attendance list.pdf
letter of intent on the cooperation within ENDURANCE Project.pdf
conference agenda.pdf
Advancing_towards_SUMP_presentation.pdf
endurance konferencja krajowa Plock - Buczkowski paz 2014.pdf
Flanders SUMP Policy framework_M21_2014-10-01.pdf
Poland_National_Meeting_RC_SUMP_Draft1_2014-09-29.pdf