European Urban Mobility Observatory and Urban Mobility Scoreboard

21p29 Eltis SUMI

European Urban Mobility Observatory and support (ELTIS) and Urban Mobility Scoreboard (SUMI – Sustainable Urban Mobility Indicators)

ELTIS, the European Urban Mobility Observatory, is a long-standing web portal (, which has facilitated the exchange of information and best practice in the field of urban mobility in Europe for over 20 years. Financed by DG MOVE, ELTIS has expanded its remit over time, evolving from an information repository, to become the EU’s Urban Mobility Observatory.

As such, ELTIS now provides a broad range of essential services (e.g. training and support tools) and became a one-stop shop for sustainable urban mobility plan (SUMP) guidance, following the integration of the European Platform on SUMPs into the portal (

To support the use of the SUMP guidance material available on ELTIS, the SUMI (Sustainable Urban Mobility Indicators) pilot project developed a set of indicators and a benchmarking tool, to enable cities to identify deficiency areas, benchmark themselves against other cities, and enhance alignment with EU policy goals.

This project extends the legacy of the ELTIS portal, and updates and enhances SUMI and benchmarking tool, managing ELTIS for the period 2022-2023. During the project, 100 EU cities will be supported in the estimation of a revised and improved set of SUMI indicators.

After having been already involved in both the previous ELTIS (2017-2021) and SUMI (2018-2020) projects, TRT has been awarded for the combined ELTIS-SUMI 2 project, as part of an international consortium led by Ricardo (UK), with Rupprecht Consult (DE), POLIS (BE), ECORYS (ML), TEPR (UK), Vision5 (AT), UITP (BE), TML (BE) and Marlon (BE).

TRT contributes to the project as it comes to:

  • publishing news items and case studies on the ELTIS Portal, and drafting new SUMP Topic Guides / Practitioner briefings, to facilitate the continued dissemination of best practice information to urban mobility professionals across Europe,
  • chairing and organising meetings of the EU SUMP Platform Coordinating Group, bringing together representatives of the main ongoing and EU funded projects on SUMP,
  • reviewing, updating and simplifying the set of SUMI indicators, to improve the benchmarking tool developed in the SUMI pilot project,
  • providing individual, city-specific assistance to cities, as well as trainings for city representatives regarding SUMI indicators, to support data acquisition from cites committed to the calculation of the SUMI indicators.

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Commissione Europea – DG Mobilità e Trasporti



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