About us

 The Urban Mobility Partnership (UMP) is a coalition committed to providing long-term leadership and near-term solutions to improve future urban mobility. Our innovative partnership represents the breadth of the urban mobility landscape. We were founded to ensure that effective policy at a national, regional and local level, combined with new technology, supports better mobility and helps tackle the major challenges of congestion, air quality and climate change. 

Vision

A UK with integrated, multi-modal national transport policy that places the needs of the consumer at its heart by reducing congestion and improving air quality.


Mission

To represent all of the key transport modes including bus, rail, coach, tram, car and bike in the debate around the future of urban mobility.



Purpose

To provide a forum for the discussion and promotion of new policy ideas around urban mobility, including embracing the role of smart technology in the provision of mobility services that will improve air quality and consumer’s lives

Focus on policy

Focus on case studies

Mobility Credits: consumers in the driving seat

Stagecoach delivers major investment in electric buses

Mobility credits also offer a long-term solution to reducing emissions from corporate travel. Employers can offer credits to incentivise a switch to shared transport options, rather than continuing to rely on the use of greyfleet (paying employees to use their own motor vehicles). The scheme would offer the owner of a vehicle a credit that can be spent on mobility rather than a cash payment. The scheme would be delivered via digital platform to allow for innovation. The government has now included this scheme in their guidance for Future Mobility Zone funding and a pilot of the scheme is due to take place in the West Midlands. 

Stagecoach have initiated a sustainable urban mobility solution that will address two challenges that were identified in Greater Manchester; addressing climate change and delivering clean air. By working in partnership with the Department for Transport, the new e-bus fleet is expected to offer a 62% improvement in CO2 emissions over the latest low-carbon emission buses and save 920,000 litres of diesel a year and by 7% across the fleet. By investing in technology as well as buses and infrastructure it will support a modal shift from private car to shared travel, greatly reducing the huge problem of congestion in Manchester.

Founding Members

Partners

Policy Report

The Future of Urban Mobility: UMP recommendations

Over the last eight months, UMP has embarked on a series of roundtables to hear from different stakeholders throughout the UK about the various challenges they face in their urban centres. By bringing together some of the most important figures in transport, environment and infrastructure in seven major UK cities, we have specifically focused our attention on the key decisions makers in efforts to tackle air quality and congestion. UMP is committed to help develop mobility solutions which help these towns and cities transform how consumers travel. Read our recommendations below.