The city of Gdańsk is the largest city in the north of Poland and together with Sopot and Gdynia, forms the tri-city on the Baltic Sea. Gdańsk’s 468,000 inhabitants have to travel long distances due to the city’s structure — it stretches along the coastline and is divided into a lower and upper terrace, which creates additional obstacles to travel for residents.
TRAKO is one of the largest and most prestigious rail industry meetings in Eastern Europe. The conference will solely focus on railway infrastructure and transport systems. The fair’s speakers and presenters will discuss innovation in the rail industry. Some of the key topics include:
Many cities may find it a challenge to elaborate SUMPs which require a high level of stakeholders’ participation and establishing a detailed complex planning process. The conference will be organised with a view to supporting cities, focusing on the Baltic Sea Region, in their efforts to elaborate Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs).
The main characteristics and different aspects related to the SUMP preparation and implementation process will be addressed and discussed in the conference. Several cities will present practical examples of their SUMP measures.
A Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan is a way of tackling transport-related problems in urban areas more efficiently. Building on existing practices and regulatory frameworks in the Member States, its basic characteristics are:
A participatory approach;
A pledge for sustainability;
An integrated approach;
A clear vision, objectives and measurable targets;