The Urban Mobility Partnership (UMP) is a ground breaking transport partnership responsible for over a billion consumer journeys a year. It aims to discuss and promote key issues around the future of urban mobility. This is a multi-modal partnership representing all key transport modes – with Stagecoach Group representing the bus, coach, rail and tram modes, Enterprise Holdings representing the car mode as founding members and Bosch as one of the leading innovators in clean air solutions. Nextbike and Brompton Bike Hire are UMP’s first partner organisation and will represent the views of the bikeshare and bikehire communities. Foot Anstey have joined the partnership and bring with them invaluable legal insight for mobility planning and sustainable transport policy.
Consumers in the driving seat
We live in an age of dramatic technological change. What was regarded as “cutting edge” just a few years ago can quickly become part of the accepted landscape. The Department for Transport still operates, for understandable reasons, with distinctive road and rail divisions. But it is time to change our mindset and develop transport policy solutions that place the consumer at their heart. And we know that consumers are changing. Our demand for convenient, tailored services has never been greater. Consumers want convenience and flexibility and it is the challenge for policy makers to develop solutions that meet these increased demands.