On Thursday, January 16th, 2020, the Deputy Director of CERTH/HIT, Dr. Georgia Ayfantopoulou, participated in a Workshop on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs), organized by the Greek Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport in Athens. Dr. Ayfantopoulou presented HIT´s views on monitoring sustainable urban mobility and SUMPs through an appropriate framework of indicators. She highlighted that the Ministry needs to define a National Framework of Sustainable Urban Mobility Monitoring Indicators, to be used by all Greek cities, in order to monitor whether local planning and sustainable urban mobility measures are in line with central Sustainable Transport Policies.
Dr. Georgia Ayfantopoulou also presented the indicators that are currently elaborated for implementation by the EU, as part of the Sustainable Urban Mobility Indicators (SUMI) project of the European Commission's Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport (DG MOVE). The project tested the applicability of these indicators in approximately 50 large and small European cities, with CERTH/HIT being also part of this initiative as SUMI Urban Area Coach for a total of 6 cities in Greece, Cyprus and Bulgaria. The preliminary SUMI indicator results for the 3 participating Greek urban areas, namely Thessaloniki, Athens and Ioannina, were also presented.