This document provides guidance on Social Impact Assessment (SIA) in the context of Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning (SUMP). SUMP is outlined by the European Commission’s Urban Mobility Package and described in detail in the European SUMP Guidelines (second edition) . SIA is a well-recognised approach which has been used in several domains outside of transport. It can be conducted as part of the SUMP cycle, or with respect to individual transport measures. In brief, Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning is a strategic and integrated approach for dealing with the complexity of urban transport. Its core goal is to improve accessibility and quality of life by achieving a shift towards sustainable mobility. It provides an opportunity to ensure that future transport systems are inclusive. SUMP advocates for fact-based decision making guided by a long-term vision for sustainable mobility. It requires a thorough assessment of the current situation and future trends, a widely supported common vision with strategic objectives, and an integrated set of regulatory, promotional, financial, technical and infrastructure measures to deliver the objectives. Implementation should be accompanied by reliable monitoring and evaluation. In contrast to traditional planning approaches, SUMP places particular emphasis on the involvement of citizens and stakeholders, the coordination of policies between sectors (transport, land use, environment, economic development, social policy, health, safety, energy, etc.), and a broad co-operation across different layers of government and with private actors

Social Impact Assessment: Tools, Methods and Approaches

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Document Type: Report

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Author:

  • Andree Woodcock
  • Janet Saunders
  • Katarzyna Gut
  • Felipe Moreira
  • Elena Tavlaki

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Place: Brussels

Institution: European Platform on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans, European Commssion

Date: February 2021

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This document provides guidance on Social Impact Assessment (SIA) in the context of Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning (SUMP). SUMP is outlined by the European Commission’s Urban Mobility Package and described in detail in the European SUMP Guidelines (second edition) . SIA is a well-recognised approach which has been used in several domains outside of transport. It can be conducted as part of the SUMP cycle, or with respect to individual transport measures. In brief, Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning is a strategic and integrated approach for dealing with the complexity of urban transport. Its core goal is to improve accessibility and quality of life by achieving a shift towards sustainable mobility. It provides an opportunity to ensure that future transport systems are inclusive. SUMP advocates for fact-based decision making guided by a long-term vision for sustainable mobility. It requires a thorough assessment of the current situation and future trends, a widely supported common vision with strategic objectives, and an integrated set of regulatory, promotional, financial, technical and infrastructure measures to deliver the objectives. Implementation should be accompanied by reliable monitoring and evaluation. In contrast to traditional planning approaches, SUMP places particular emphasis on the involvement of citizens and stakeholders, the coordination of policies between sectors (transport, land use, environment, economic development, social policy, health, safety, energy, etc.), and a broad co-operation across different layers of government and with private actors

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