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By Sofia Pechin / Updated: 16 Nov 2020
By Robert Pressl / Updated: 08 Oct 2020

Parking Management in Sofia

Bulgaria's capital Sofia, implemented smart strategies and structures through the Sofia Urban Mobility Center to manage sustainable mobility in a very efficient way by combining planning and parking operations alongside public transport considerations.

The general parking policy set in the new Sofia SUMP is based on the idea that parking in a city is not a right, but a service that uses public resources and therefore should not be completely free.

By Benjamin Baxter / Updated: 23 Mar 2020


Please note that the conference scheduled to take place on 07-09 April 2020 has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The event will now take place at a later date which is to be confirmed. Please visit the event website for the most up-to-date information.

By Joe Gomersall / Updated: 19 Jul 2019


BulTrans ‘s yearly conferences began in 2009 and have grown rapidly to become the most prestigious convention for rail, road and air transport in Bulgaria. The increasing audience of professionals and their efforts the expand the awareness of the conference are vividly show by the increasing international interest every year.

By Ella Andrew / Updated: 06 Feb 2019
By Francesco Ripa / Updated: 23 Jan 2019
By balazskozak / Updated: 19 Feb 2018

National SUMP Training for Bulgarian Cities

SUMP training for Bulgarian cities/municipalities or city-owned companies

Training topics:

- General introduction to SUMPs / How do SUMPs mesh with statutory land use plans
- Communication and stakeholder involvement of the new SUMP - measures
- Urban Transport Roadmaps tool
- Monitoring and evaluation

The training is free of charge!
Travel and subsistence of select trainees is covered by PROSPERITY project.

By Robert Pressl / Updated: 31 Jan 2018

Updated SUMP Guidelines in Bulgarian language available now

Preparing a Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) is a complex undertaking. Guidelines developed with the European Commission's support offer concrete suggestions on how to apply the SUMP concept and prepare an urban mobility strategy that builds on a clear vision for the sustainable development of an urban area.

By Margit Braun / Updated: 30 Jun 2017

Bike Sharing System in Burgas (Bulgaria)

The city of Burgas started the implementation of a bike-sharing service in 2012 and was the first Bulgarian city to include the practice as part of an integrated urban mobility policy. The initial project, "Cycling City – a Model of Modern Urban Mobility", was financed by the Global Environmental Fund (GEF) and aimed to increase infrastructure for and access to non-motorised forms of transport. Since its introduction, the system has been extended and constantly improved; e-bikes are envisaged for the near future.

By News Editor / Updated: 10 Aug 2017

European Commission approves significant investment in Sofia metro extension

Plans to extend the public transport network in Sofia received a boost when the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) announced €86.6m of funding for extending the city's third metro line.

The money will used in the second stage of its construction, which began last year following an initial €368m grant from the ERDF. This aims to build approximately 4km of new line and four new stations, which will link the city centre to the Sofia ring road via the Ovcha Koupel district in the south-western part of the city.