SUMP is the planning instrument of Sapienza University of Rome towards a sustainable mobility: it aligns the University with European and international mobility standards, coordinates with the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (PUMS) of Roma Capitale and responds to the requests of the Decree of the Ministry of the Environment.
Sapienza University represents a huge pole of attraction for Italian and international students. Movements from the Lazio Provinces and inside the Capital itself to and from the University are not facilitated by the complex regional transport system and the presence of many Sapienza premises located in 22 macro areas of Roma Capitale. The Sapienza sets out to realise academic mobility management policies and interventions to encourage sustainable mobility and improve the movements of the students and all the personnel arriving at the University’s buildings.
In the first SUMP phase an extensive survey was carried out on the mobility behaviour of students and personnel, which made it possible to know the mobility framework of the Sapienza Universe and to highlight the main critical areas. By means of an IT platform a questionnaire was given to 107,340 students and 23,101 employees who study and work in the Sapienza buildings located in the Capital’s territory.
In the second SUMP phase the actual Plan was drafted, with the identification of the strategies and interventions to be implemented in the future. The outline of the interventions took into consideration the strategic guidelines issued by the United Nations, the European Commission, the University Network for Sustainable Development (RUS) and Roma Capitale’s PUMS. The SUMP interventions aim to encourage sustainable mobility, fostering the use of public or shared transport, limiting the access of traditionally powered private vehicles to the university buildings and raising awareness on mobility values and behaviour to promote innovation and technological and organisational change.
The final SUMP phase regarded the definition of the modalities for the realisation and monitoring of these interventions.