Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) of Lviv is a strategic document defining transport strategy of the city for the next 10 years

The Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan of Lviv (SUMP) provides an answer to the question: how to optimize the city so that residents would get around it efficiently in terms of time, comfort, cost, with benefits for health and minimum negative environmental impact.

The SUMP views the mobility issue from the broader perspective and, besides the issues of transport movement as a tool of moving the people, focuses on people themselves and their transport needs in order to find more efficient ways to satisfy mobility needs that would allow raising city’s life quality. The SUMP is an “umbrella” industry strategy aiming at integration of various spheres of urban activity that impact mobility of people and goods within the city. The framework, principles and goals, laid into the Plan are to serve the basis for more detailed strategies for specific mobility spheres, and namely, public transport development strategy and urban parking concept.

Guidelines for developing Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (EU)


The SUMP assists the balanced development of all sorts of transport and mobility, and simultaneously promotes transition to more sustainable transport modes. The Plan provides for an integrated complex of technical, infrastructural, political and lenient activities for enhancement of efficiency and cost-effectiveness of the city council’s activity in the transport sphere that have to correspond to the declared objective and specific goals. The sustainable mobility plan encompasses the following subjects: public transport, pedestrian and bicycle movement, intermodality, road safety, motor vehicles (motion and parking), urban logistics, mobility management, intellectual transport systems.

Without the sustainable mobility plan, the activities, realized by various institutions, would be chaotic and shapeless. Up till today, Lviv did not have a strategic vision of transport and mobility development. This led to the situation where different city departments carried their activities with differing motives and objectives. The city needs a clear vision of its development vector as a guidance to all the relevant structures.

The first sustainable urban mobility plans have been developed in the cities of the European Union since 1980s. Today’s legislation of most EU countries advances elaboration of sustainable urban mobility plans as a demand to the cities.

In Ukraine, elaboration of this sort of plans has no legislative regulation so far. Elaboration of the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan of Lviv was driven by the project Integrated Urban Development in Ukraine of Deutsche Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit GIZ GmbH, joined by Lviv in October 2018. The structure, responsible for elaboration of SUMP on Lviv’s side is the City Institute communal enterprise. Besides Lviv, the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans in Ukraine are elaborated in ChernivtsiVinnytsiaZhytomyrPoltava and Podil District of Kyiv, and besides, such document has been already developed and approved in Mykolaiv. The process of developing the SUMP in Lviv is funded by the German party.


In Lviv, the SUMP is developed on the basis of the protocol on cooperation within the “Integrated Urban Development in Ukraine” project between Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and Lviv City Council, signed on 26.10.2018 and pursuant to the Order No.677 of the Mayor of Lviv dated 27.11.2018 “On Forming of the Working Group for Development of Draft Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan of Lviv”.

The Working Group consists of:

Andriy Bilyi – Deputy Head of the Department of Housing and Infrastructure,

Head of the working group;

Orest Oleskiv – Consolidated Information Analyst of the City Institute Communal Enterprise, secretary of the working group;

Oksana Oliynyk – Head of Lviv Office of Integrated Urban Development in Ukraine project of Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH;

Marta Pastukh – Coordinator of Lviv Office of Integrated Urban Development in Ukraine project of Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH;

Stefan Gabi – Head of the Projects and Programs in Physical/Non-Physical Production of the City Institute Communal Enterprise;

Pavlo Syrvatka – Head of the Department of Investment Projects of Lvivavtodor Lviv Communal Enterprise;

Oleksandra Sladkova – Head of the Department of Urban Studies of the Institute of Spatial Development Lviv Communal Enterprise;

Oleksandr Shutiuk – Designer of the Department of Urban Studies of the Institute of Spatial Development Lviv Communal Enterprise;

Roman Zubachyk – Head of the Department of Transport Planning and Modelling of Lvivavtodor Lviv Communal Enterprise;

Ihor Mohyla – Head of the Department of Development of Lvivelektrotrans Lviv Communal Enterprise;

Konstiantyn Baraniuk – Main Specialist of the Department of Parking and Road Traffic Arrangement by the Transport Administration of the Department of Housing and Infrastructure

Oleh Shmid – Director of the Institute of Spatial Development Lviv Communal Enterprise.

Lviv team of experts and managers is consulted by the experts from Switzerland and Germany from the following companies: Basler & Hofmann AGVan de Wetering Atelier für Städtebau GmbHBurkhard Horn: Mobilität & Verkehr – Strategie & Planung.

The Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan of Lviv is to be completed by September 2019 and adopted on the session of Lviv City Council by October 2019.

This strategic document has to be different from the previous documents of this type – it should comprise the monitoring system that would not allow putting this document “into cold storage” and forgetting about it. Fulfillment of the plan must be regularly monitored by the interdisciplinary group and the responsible divisions must provide systematic reports on the course of the plan fulfillment.

The Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan is elaborated with the vision of 15 years ahead with development of the detailed four-year Action Plan. Every four years The SUMP is subject to revision and adjustment once every four years.