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) is a strategic document that defines the city’s transport policy for the next ten years and answers the question of how to optimize the city to make it efficient for its residents, in terms of time, comfort, value, health safety and the least negative impact on the environment.
SUMP addresses the transportation issue more broadly. It includes not only the movement of transport as a tool for transporting people but also focuses directly on people and their needs to find more efficient ways of meeting mobility needs that could improve the quality of life in the city. SUMP is an “umbrella” sectoral strategy that brings together the various urban activities that affect mobility of people and goods within the city. Based on the framework, principles and goals laid down in the Plan, more detailed strategies, concepts, regulations and directories for specific areas of mobility shall be developed, such as public transport development strategy, parking concept in the city, individual motor vehicle traffic concept, cycling development concept, pedestrian zones development concept, electromobility, and more.
The Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan of Lviv was developed for:
- employees of the Lviv City Council, executive authority in charge of quality of projects who directly supervise the implementation of urban projects in the fields of transport, street infrastructure, and public spaces;
- MPs and politicians, such as decision-makers prioritizing activities to be funded by the city;
- NGOs and community activists as change agents in the development of the city;
- residents of Lviv – end users of the outcomes of activities and project implementation;
In fact, SUMP contains clear answers to the roots of problems, principles to be followed in decision-making, and a clear action plan to address problems and achieve the desired outcome. This is a manual for developing and making decisions for self-government officials and council deputies.
The availability of a high-quality Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan fosters external funding for infrastructure development, and enables loans at lower interest rates. In addition, it is a rather formalized way of addressing the interests of different stakeholders, which can be integrated into other urban planning documents.
This strategic document differs from the previous similar papers in that a part of the plan is a ready-made system for implementation and monitoring of all activities undertaken by the city in the field of mobility. The implementation of the plan should be regularly monitored by an interdisciplinary team, while the responsible units should systematically submit progress reports.