The project SUITS (Supporting Urban Integrated Transport Systems: Transferable tools for authorities) is part of the EU H2020 “Mobility for Growth” work programme (2015 call) and its objective is to design tools to improve the efficiency of the city’s Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP), as well as network building and exchange of experiences at European level.
Eight European cities take part in this project which, following the European guidelines, studies the strengths and weaknesses of mobility in cities.
Trough SUITS, the City Council of Valencia receives a training programme from the European Union that helps our city to be more effectively prepared to solve the global mobility challenge facing most cities today, which is a relevant aspect in the fight against climate change.
InnDEA Valencia lends support to the Department of Sustainable Mobility and the Traffic, Infrastructures and Sustainable Mobility Service in favour of further research on the urban mobility problems. In this way, the work being done within the framework of the Mobility Table of the city, a participatory body promoted by the current government which brings together the most important 40 public and private actors in the sector, is reinforced.
To this effect, the City Council designs inclusive methodologies for a more efficient SUMP by analysing aspects such as the new distribution of the public area or urban road safety, among others.
This project will allow going in-depth on the implementation of the Valencia SUMP, will help to reduce pollution and energy dependency and it will also allow identifying best practices and motivating citizens towards more sustainable behaviours in urban mobility.
The Project SUITS lasts approximately 48 months and includes also the Technological Institute of Packing, Transport and Logistics (ITENE) as a local partner and companies and organisations from Italy, Portugal, Great Britain, Greece, Lithuania, Germany, Belgium and Ireland at European level.
All these cities will contribute to improve the mobility sector of the other European cities by the dissemination of the results and conclusions obtained at the end of the project.