Integrated urban transport plans and cohesion policy

This study, carried out for the TRAN Committee of the European Parliament, deals with the interaction between integrated urban transport plans (sustainable urban mobility/transport plans, SUMP) and the cohesion policy of the European Union. After considering the concept of SUMP and the role of transport/urban transport in cohesion policy, eight case studies analyse the link between integrated urban transport planning and funding for transport policies/projects under cohesion policy. The study concludes with policy recommendations on various issues, including the 2011 proposals for cohesion policy reform.

Integated urban transport plans and cohesion policy

Authors CE

Huib van Essen

Brussels, December 2012