A professional website of Urban Mobility Academy www.dobramesta.cz was established based on the European model www.eltis.org; it includes the first version of example database, professional literature and other insights in several areas:
It should be highlighted that SUMP is primarily a strategic document, with an emphasis put on outputs based on an action plan, and not transport analysis and modeling. And now we come across a specific problem in the CR where the providers have realized that SUMP could be a good business and thus the SUMP outputs consist of many figures and data, difficult to understand, to work with and to transform into the original idea of SUMP.
2. NEW COMMON EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMME based on brainstorming principles.
The the Association of Cities for Cyclists together with the Czech Transport Ministry and other partners come up with an innovative educational programme. Its innovation can be expressed through a motto "You are not our clients, but partners". It is intended for those already engaged in urban and regional mobility issues, thus the aim is not only to educate but to define in close cooperation the above-mentioned methodology for smaller towns. We've been already defining the documents necessary for tendering the "new generation" SUMP process.
URBAN MOBILITY ACADEMY conference (4 - 5th October 2018, Třebíč) for those "not in the know". The conference should be the highlight of the whole educational programme. We tend to invite especially those who are less or very little informed about the urban mobility issue. On the contrary, lecturers will be those who went through our course, local policy makers and planners, not transport experts. This step will enhance the idea of changing local governance structures. Information is important but useless without system changes.
The last great event which was held in Ostrava on 6 - 7th December 2017. The City Changers Conference summed up long-term activities that were running in recent years, and outlined possible solutions in urban mobility. See a short summary (in English). Links to outputs and presentations (in Czech) can be found on http://www.dobramesta.cz/akce/1.