On 15 April 2019, the Polish Deputy Minister of Infrastructure Mr. Andrzej Bittel officially presented the CIVITAS PROSPERITY Guide to developing a Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) to representatives of more than 140 cities and stakeholders. The Guide has been prepared within the framework of the national SUMP Task Force working group and is therefore tailored to national conditions in Poland.
March 2019 saw the launch of what is to become one of the largest electric bicycle sharing systems in Europe. The system, called MEVO, launched as a single public bike sharing scheme in the 14 cities and communes of the Gdańsk - Gdynia - Sopot Metropolitan Area in Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland.
This video features information about on Gdynia, a finalist in the EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK Award 2018 for larger municipalities.
The EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK Awards showcase local authorities that demonstrate significant efforts in promoting sustainable urban mobility, while the SUMP Award recognises outstanding sustainable urban mobility planning. The jury was impressed by Gdynia’s strong programme of activities promoting the use of public transport.
Thousands of students, staff and visitors travel to universities and educational facilities every day.
Find out about the latest innovate mobility solutions applied by universities across the EU to promote their accessibility and manage mobility sustainably.
The Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) for Gdansk, Poland, that was completed in summer 2018, has been translated into English.
Gdansk is one of the largest Polish transport nodes of international significance. The city’s SUMP was created as part of the CityMobilNet project, co-funded by the URBACT III program, and implemented in 2016-2018.
In the framework of the 24th Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the European Commission’s CIVITAS Initiative and the Partnership on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT) on behalf of the Paris Process on Mobility and Climate (PPMC) are jointly organising the Transport Day 2018 “Urban mobility solutions to tackle climate change” that will take place on Thursday, 6 December 2018 in Katowice, Poland.
Michał Kurtyka, Poland’s deputy minister of energy, recently presented Poland’s Electromobility Development Plan. He spoke of the challenges faced in developing electric transport but also of the huge opportunity to create a new and competitive market, as reported by Euractiv.
Warsaw is stepping up the pace of the improvements in its sustainable urban transport services, as it works on several issues simultaneously.
To tackle air pollution, the Polish government has announced the launch of a “Low Emission Transport fund” with PLN 5 billion (EUR 1.2 billion) funding by 2027 aimed at increasing eco-friendly vehicles on Polish streets on a large-scale. Plans are already in place to introduce 1,000 electric buses by 2020, according to Deputy Development Minister Jadwiga Emilewicz.
Zielona Góra has shown its commitment to clean and energy efficient vehicles with the largest order ever placed for electric buses in Poland.
Whilst cities such as Krakow already already boast a large electric fleet, they are being surpassed by the scale of the order from the city of just under 140,000 people, which is located in the Lubusz province in western Poland.