Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP)

Closed 26 Jul 2019

Opened 10 Jun 2019

Feedback expected 29 Aug 2019

Results updated 20 Aug 2019

Submissions to the SUMP consultation have now been analysed and these will be used to inform a final draft document to be considered for adoption by Aberdeen City Council's City Growth and Resources Committee in November 2019. The consultation report can be downloaded by clicking on the link below. 



Aberdeen City Council has developed a draft Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) for the city centre. A SUMP is a transport strategy for a specific area which identifies projects that could be delivered by the Council and partners to enable and encourage users of that area to travel on foot, bike, public transport or other low-emission forms of transport more often. The SUMP complements and expands upon the transport elements of the Aberdeen City Centre Masterplan (CCMP) and reflects the emerging findings of ongoing work to improve the road network in Aberdeen now that the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route (AWPR) is open.

The SUMP has been developed through Civitas PORTIS which is an EU funded project from the Horizon 2020 programme  and looks at sustainable urban mobility solutions in port cities.  Further information on the project can be found here.

Why your views matter

A SUMP should reflect the views and opinions of members of the public and other local stakeholders. This draft has been prepared using the findings of a range of surveys and consultations from the last few years where people have told us their aspirations for transport in the city centre. We now wish to consult with the public to make sure that what we have developed in response to this properly meets these aspirations and the needs and desires of all city centre users. The full draft SUMP, or just an Executive Summary, can be downloaded from the links below and referred to as you answer the questions in the following pages. it may be useful to save the documents on your computer so that you can refer to them as you go through the survey.

Please note that any images used in this survey are for illustrative purposes only and are used to encourage respondents to think about how the city centre could look in future if more space was devoted to active travel and public transport. They are not intended to be final designs or to suggest decisions have been made in advance of this consultation. Thanks to Aberdeen Cycle Forum and LDA Design for permission to use these images.

What happens next

The views of the public will be taken on board to revise the draft SUMP and develop a final document for approval later in 2019. The final SUMP will be published in late 2019 / early 2020 and will form the basis for the delivey of city centre transport projects in the coming years.


  • Businesses
  • Retailers
  • Campaign Groups
  • Community Councils
  • Community Organisations
  • Environmental Groups
  • All Residents
  • Bus Users
  • Cyclists
  • Shoppers
  • Taxi Users
  • Drivers
  • Pedestrians
  • People With Disabilities
  • Road Users
  • Visitors


  • Economic Development
  • Community Safety
  • Sustainable Development
  • Climate Change
  • Disabilities
  • Cycling
  • Parking
  • Public Transport
  • Roads and Pavements
  • Traffic
  • Transport
  • Travel
  • Walking
  • Disabilities
  • City Centre Masterplan
  • Public Space
  • Regeneration