Comparison of the EU’s Sustainable urban mobility plan (SUMP) and the Swedish planning support Transport for an attractive city (TRAST)

Kerstin Robertson

The planning support developed in the EU’s Sustainable urban mobility plan (SUMP) and the Swedish planning support system Transport for an attractive city (TRAST) aims at developing sustainable transport in cities. Both systems include the formulation of one or more plans and support for the planning process. This analysis and comparison of SUMP and TRAST is based on the SUMP Guidelines, the two main TRAST Handbooks and the TRAST Guide. The comparison is structured in accordance with the SUMP Steps. This comparison showed that identical or similar areas and requirements are addressed in SUMP and TRAST regarding the planning process. Both SUMP and TRAST include instructions in the form of guidelines that must be interpreted and translated into a plan, practical planning and actions by cities. TRAST, however, also includes handbooks and guides with suggestions, discussions and examples of measures, actions and policies. TRAST is furthermore developed for integrated implementation with spatial planning. Implementation of both TRAST and SUMP is supported through projects and networking, e.g. for facilitating exchange of experiences between cities.



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