Mobility plans have been misunderstood in the Czech Republic. Traditional transport planning uses not exactly ideal way to approach SUMPs: General Transport Plans have been renamed to Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans and enhanced public participation is the only innovation. In fact, nothing has changed and we still have transport plans with car traffic prioritization. The original purpose of SUMPs has been suppressed.
Therefore, we want the Czech Republic to be more focused on topics corresponding with the issues addressed by the European Partnership on Urban Mobility.
1. ACTIVE MODES OF INFRASTRUCTURE AND PUBLIC SPACE
2 NEW MOBILITY SERVICES AND INNOVATION
3 PUBLIC TRANSPORT (INCLUDING CLEAN BUSES) AND ACCESSIBILITY
Our inspiration also comes from other methodologies such as the SUMP Concept:
A SUMP fosters a balanced development of all relevant transport modes, while encouraging a shift towards more sustainable modes. The plan puts forward an integrated set of technical, infrastructure, policy-based, and soft measures to improve performance and cost-effectiveness with regard to the declared goal and specific objectives. It would typically address the following topics:
(a) Public transport
(b) Walking and cycling
(d) Urban road safety
(e) Road transport (flowing and stationary)
(f) Urban logistics
(g) Mobility management
(h) Intelligent Transport Systems
We are familiar with topics CIVITAS is interested in - the project works on 10 thematic areas, related to sustainable transport mobility covering: Car-Independent Lifestyles, Clean Fuels & Vehicles, Collective Passenger Transport, Demand Management Strategies, Integrated Planning, Mobility Management, Public Involvement, Safety & Security, Transport Telematics, Urban Freight Logistics.
This website pays special attention to the Czech National Cycling Strategy which is the initiator of SUMP initiatives in the Czech Republic; this explains the involvement of the Association of Cities for Cyclists in these issues.
The EU has been currently preparing two strategic documents to support cycling: EU Cycling Strategy and Pan-European Master Plan for Cycling Promotion. Implementation of the Czech National Cycling Strategy can be an inspiration for both.