Ambato Presents its SUMP to Move Towards Sustainable Mobility

The city of Ambato presented its Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP), an instrument that contains an action plan to promote changes in mobility, oriented towards sustainable modes that contribute to reducing emissions and improving people’s quality of life.  

In the framework of the Transport and Climate Change Week, the Mayor of Ambato, Javier Altamirano, presented the executive plan of the SUMP Ambato to funders, banks and international experts.

Read the Executive Summary of the SUMP Ambato (in Spanish).

Javier Altaminrano, Mayor of Ambato, presents the SUMP Ambato in the framework of the TCCW 2022 in Bogota, Clombia. (Credits: GIZ).

This project was supported for three years by GIZ through the EUROCLIMA+ programme. For its development, the MobiliseYourCity methodology was used, which provides a methodological framework and technical assistance that strengthens the development of institutional capacities and access to financing for the implementation of actions.

The SUMP Ambato is based on 3 structural axes: Clean Mobility, Energy Transition and Social and Environmental Equity. It contains 10 integrated packages of selected measures:

  1. Plan of urban interventions for sustainable mobility.
  2. Plan for the valuation of public and landscape space
  3. Demand management plan
  4. Clean and low carbon public transport programme
  5. Sustainable mobility infrastructure plan
  6. Programme for the reduction of GHGs from transport
  7. Programme for the reduction of inequality, poverty and gender gaps in transport
  8. Programme to improve accessibility for rural and specific populations
  9. Plan for road safety/personnel, perception and citizen culture
  10. Institutional, technical, financial and legal strengthening.

In turn, these measures explain the objectives, description, actions and time to be implemented, responsible entity, target audiences, measurement indicators and required budget, among others.

This action plan was designed based on a series of diagnostics (studies, surveys), participatory workshops, the creation of scenarios and the definition of indicators and goals. To ensure its adoption, political support from all stakeholders involved in mobility in the city is needed. At the same time, a socialisation of its contents will be carried out with the citizens.



Mario Pineiros Vallejo

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