urban mobility metrics

Urban mobility metrics

When it comes to Urban Mobility, we often think about the modes of transport we use to move freely around our city, choosing the most convenient or fastest way to get to our destination.

But these factors that we are currently considering have already been taken into account by others when planning the mobility we use today.

The urban mobility that governs our cities has direct effects on the population, so there are numerous factors to take into account.

What indicators are there to monitor Sustainable Mobility?

The European Commission developed, in the period 2017-2020, a project called “SUMI”, from which a series of Sustainable Urban Mobility indicators were elaborated, which we share with you:


Basic indicators

  1. Affordability of public transport for the lower income group
  2. Accessibility of public transport for groups with reduced and general mobility.
  3. Emissions of air pollutants.
  4. Noise obstruction
  5. Road fatalities
  6. Access to mobility services
  7. Greenhouse gas emissions
  8. Congestion and delays
  9. Energy efficiency
  10. Active Mobility Opportunity
  11. Multimodal integration
  12. Satisfaction with public transport
  13. Active road safety modes


Secondary indicators

  1. Quality of public spaces
  2. Urban functional diversity
  3. Travel time for commuting
  4. Use of mobility space
  5. Safety


The difference between primary and secondary indicators indicates which indicators the European Commission considers to be of strategic importance.

Why are Sustainable Mobility indicators important?

These indicators are of great importance to measure the degree of Sustainable Urban Mobility of each city and to be able to detect where its strengths and weaknesses lie. The aim of these indicators is to be able to closely monitor progress towards the objective jointly defined by the European Union.

These indicators can be adapted to the context of whoever is interested in measuring the sustainable mobility of their company or public administration. However, it is vital to determine how we will interpret these indicators and how to solve them in case of an unsatisfactory result.


At Evectra, we carry out the creation of the project and its subsequent operational control, where we set the indicators and monitoring, followed by data analysis and proposals for improvement.


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