The CAMP-SUMP project analysed university campuses with regards to policies on public sustainable mobility. With the slogan “Together for sustainable mobility”, the CAMP-sUmp project analysed and studied an innovative mobility strategy for student flows inside the university campus and their interconnection with the urban MED area in order to push the development of SUMP where such plans have not already been adopted, to integrate them with sustainable university mobility plans.
The project studied how the improvement of instruments for SUMP, concerning student mobility, will resolve students flow mobility congestion in the MED urban area. The method was based on: – SWOT analysis of current situation of student mobility flows in campus area and SUMP instruments; – Gap analysis of sustainable mobility instruments and policies for students; – Analysis questionnaire, definition of assessment of scenarios, meeting, local working groups and events with local and institutional stakeholders.
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University campuses in MED area suffer from traffic congestion caused by private cars and the low use of public transport or are more sustainable means of transport. Including student mobility in Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs) entails greater coordination among the campus and the overarching city mobility strategy. The Action Plans produced within the project include a comprehensive methodology to simplify the sustainable mobility measures that Mobility Planners of Universities (MPUs) should adopt when planning mobility in campuses inside or outside urban areas. MPUs are identified as the coordinators and facilitator towards other stakeholders for managing and planning the main strategical lines of the University Sustainable Mobility Plans. The Action Plans provide a methodological guide for local authorities to elaborate Sustainable University Mobility Plans (SUMPs) in accordance with the general strategy of the city in sustainable mobility. It is a support tool for the effective implementation of the action plan. The Action Plans include a model for selecting measures based on specific Campus needs, and provides an example of a standard roadmap for universities and an example of communication actions to be undertaken.
The project produced two Action Plans for the University campuses being located both inside or outside the urban context; The AP represents a unique model for future tailored action plans adaptable for different MED universities. Partners also produced a Roadmap model for the implementation of the Action Plan, which describes the steps and tools necessary to ensure commitment from decision makers, and to ensure consistency and viability in terms of social, economic and environmental sustainability.