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 as a Service: A Practical Guide

Stagecoach delivers major investment in electric buses

UMP has also created this essential guide to Mobility as a Service deployed by public authorities for citizens. Across our unique membership, we have worked closely on MaaS pilots across the UK and are delighted to share our expertise with policymakers and public authorities. Our guide introduces the concept of Mobility as a Service and the different routes local authorities can take in order to implement sustainable MaaS eco-systems for residents that achieve their desired social, economic and environmental benefits, such as contributing to net zero ambitions.

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.