The Sustainable Urban Mobility in Asia (SUMA) program, which builds on the Partnership for Sustainable Urban Transport in Asia (PSUTA) project, is collecting, reviewing, organizing, and disseminating information on sustainable transport in Asia to improve sustainable transport policy processes and outcomes. The review of existing related documents is one of the project's key outputs. Since sustainable urban transport is a relatively new field, there has to be a systematic overview of the kind of information that is available. Decision makers need to have easy access to such information, which are important and relevant to the formation of good transport policies.
The main rationale of this exercise is to document resources on sustainable urban transport in Asia and make them available to a wider audience through the CAI-Asia website. This information can potentially be used in policy formulation and development planning to create a paradigm shift towards improved transport sustainability. Although there are existing websites that provide such information, many of these websites usually offer only their own outputs and/or have not documented information from outside sources. The SUMA web page in the CAI-Asia website aims to fill this gap, and to become a sustainable transport data and information hub.