The practice describes the process for selecting and analyzing thematic parts which are important for individual SUMP developers.
Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans in Lithuania are being prepared following a national SUMP guidelines (hereinafter – the Guidelines). The document recommends or established that SUMP shall be developed for cities having population over 25,000 and for towns having a resort status. The Guidelines set up the following main coordination bodies for SUMP preparation: • National SUMP Commission is responsible for its agreement to the Terms of Reference and the Plan, shall consist of representatives of the different ministries and national stakeholders; Local SUMP Committee - which shall give an agreement on individual parts of the plan and examine proposals received from natural or legal persons, shall consist of representatives of divisions of municipal administrations and local stakeholders; Municipality - is a SUMP owner. Process of SUMP preparation and implementation: A municipality administration prepares Terms of Reference and organizes public procurement for SUMP preparation; During SUMP preparation, every part of SUMP should be approved by Committee; After preparation of the SUMP, public consultations are organized; After public consultations SUMP shall be presented to the Commission; Having an agreement of the Commission, SUMP must be approved by the Municipal Council; Monitoring process and meetings every year.

Resources needed

1.5 mln Eur. for SUMP preparation ('18 SUMPs) 1.5 bln Eur. to implement sustainable mobility measures

Evidence of success

20 approved SUMP
SUMPs focused on national and local priorities
Overall and full public support for set mobility measures
A new planning culture involving society
Greater stakeholder awareness of sustainable mobility in general

Difficulties encountered

Strong traditional transport planning habits limit the involved peolple’s thinking in a sustainable way, i.e. planning for people not for cars. The developed SUMP's focuses on measures to be funded by EU investments, and much less on measures which should be funded by national or other budgets.

Potential for learning or transfer

This process enables to ensure that the planned sustainable mobility measures are relevant and effective.
Also, the process encourages cities to prepare a SUMP and invest available resoures in a cost-effective way.
Learned work together with the public.
During a training process one should focus equaly on both – specialist and heads of institutions.
Main institution
Ministry of Transport and Communications
Lietuva, Lithuania (Lietuva)
Start Date
March 2015
End Date


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