Award for Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning

Finalists of the 7th SUMP Award have been announced! Read more here.

What is the SUMP Award?

The European Commission's award for sustainable urban mobility planning was launched in 2012. The aim of the award is to encourage the adoption of Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs) by local authorities across Europe and to reward outstanding achievements in each year’s thematic priority area. 

The SUMP Award is separate to the EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK Award, but remains complementary. The EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK Award is given to municipalities for their outstanding activities during EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK on 16-22 September, whereas the SUMP Award recognises local and regional authorities for excellence in sustainable urban mobility planning. Every year, the Award focuses on a specific topic. The 7th SUMP Award focuses on multimodality, which has been declared theme of the year by the European Commission - DG MOVE.

Multimodality has been defined as the use of different modes of transport on the same journey or for different trips for both goods and passengers. Read our manual to find out more about multimodality and its definition.

The finalists of the 7th SUMP Award have just been announced. To read the official press release, click here. The winner will be announced at a ceremony in Brussels (Belgium) on 21 March 2019.


Meet the jury!

The jury for the 7th SUMP Award includes:

  • Dirk Engels, Transport & Mobility Leuven
  • Siegfried Rupprecht, Rupprecht Consult
  • Bronwen Thornton, Walk21

Previous winners

6th SUMP Award Winner: Turda, Romania


The Romanian city of Turda was presented with the 6th SUMP Award for its clear planning vision, robust financing strategy, and measurable targets. The jury noted the replicability of the strategy and its potential to inspire other similarly-sized cities.

To find out more about Turda's award-winning sustainable urban mobility planning, read the press release.

5th SUMP Award winner: Brussels, Belgium

The Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning (SUMP) Award 2016, which focused on urban freight, was presented to Brussels for its work on making freight deliveries more sustainable. The Belgian capital stood out thanks to its innovative logistics schemes. Budapest (Hungary) and Stockholm (Sweden) were also nominated for the prestigious award. Read more in the official press release or in this Eltis case study.



Budapest (Hungary)

To view the video made for Budapest, click here.

Stockholm (Sweden)

To view the video made for Stockholm, click here.

4th SUMP Award winner: Malmö, Sweden

The Swedish city of Malmö won the 4th Award on Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning for its  impressive intermodal transport solutions with a people-friendly focus and its excellence in linking transport planning with the overall urban planning process, while taking into account accessibility for different social groups.



Utrecht (Netherlands)

Vienna (Austria)


Read more about each of the finalists here or watch a video introducing each finalist here.

3rd SUMP Award winner: Bremen, Germany

Bremen was awarded the 3rd SUMP Award due to its ambitious efforts to learn lessons, strengthen success stories and avoid failures in its transport planning activities. In addition to excellent planning and the early provision of tools for monitoring and evaluation, Bremen (Germany) closely co-operated with local stakeholders and with peer cities and networks during the evaluation process of the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) adopted in 2014. Read more about the city's efforts in this Eltis case study.



Dresden (Germany)

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Ghent (Belgium)

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Special Prize of the Jury:

Thessaloniki (Greece)

Read a case study on Thessaloniki here.

2nd SUMP Award winner: Rivas Vaciamadrid (Spain)

As a growing city in the neighbourhood of the Spanish capital, Rivas Vaciamadrid adopted in 2010 a Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) to face both the dramatic increase of population in the town and to connect with Madrid. The municipality paid particular attention to social, environmental and economic aspects of mobility and obtained the 2013 European SUMP Award as a reward. Read more about the city's efforts in this Eltis case study.



Strasbourg (France)

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Vitoria-Gasteiz (Spain)

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Read more about each of the finalists here or watch a video introducing each finalist here.

1st SUMP Award winner: Aberdeen, UK

Aberdeen’s SUMP is the result of an open and inclusive process that encompassed public workshops as well as a strong social media presence in order to elicit a wide range of views. The jury of the European Commission’s first SUMP Award commended this “outstanding participatory approach involving stakeholders and citizens” and honoured Aberdeen with SUMP Award: “Its successful use of social media demonstrates the Council’s ambition for innovation and connecting to citizens. Good response rates from citizens prove the appropriate application of the chosen tools.”

Read more about the city's efforts in this Eltis case study.



Ljutomer (Slovenia)

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Tolouse (France)

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