Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) of Padova and metropolitan area
Topic: Urban Mobility Planning
Step in the SUMP cycle: Step 4: Build and jointly assess scenarios
The SUMP is required to outline the mobility vision for the whole Co.Me.Pa. area and does this for the next ten years. The objectives will be achieved by proposing a wide-ranging set of policies and measures that are coherent with one other, and which are able to operate in synergy, thus giving coherence to the definition of sustainable mobility and helping to make it tangible. Several activities have involved residents and local stakeholders, particularly a survey, thematic workshops and roundtables.The aim of the survey was to better understand and evaluate the local mobility characteristics and to identify the critical issues and expectations of the residents and visitors of Padova and the Co.Me.Pa. municipalities, regarding mobility in the region and its impact.The SUMP implementation process is still ongoing and continues to deliver interesting results. The transport demand and the modal split have been calculated and updated using a multimodal transport simulation model. This was needed since the previous Urban Mobility Plan for Padova dated back to 2009 and the Regional Plan of the Veneto region has not been updated recently. The forecast of transport demand was also estimated for 2025 and 2030, compared to the situation in 2018.
The role of participatory processes is important, since they are capable of capturing at a very early stage the mood and the opinions of local residents to ensure that their views and concerns are properly taken into account, following a transparent and shared implementation process.