Authorities in the city of Warsaw recently revealed a broad range of measures in a drive to improve the city's air quality. The measures were announced by the Mayor of Warsaw, Rafał Trzaskowski, during the Warsaw Climate Conference last month.
According to the European Environment Agency (EEA), in 2018, Warsaw ranked as one of the EU capitals with the highest air pollution levels. More than 400,000 premature deaths in the EU I n 2018 resulted from air pollution according to another recent EEA study.
Poland is planning to introduce a “congestion tax” on large superstores such as supermarkets, furniture shops, and other large-scale retail stores. With this tax, the Polish government wants to hold these superstores responsible for the increase in traffic volumes and congestion in their proximity. Jadwiga Emilewicz, the Polish Minister for entrepreneurship and technology, stated that “increased congestion results in higher costs to answer to insufficient transport infrastructure”. Using an algorithm, the shares of stores on increase congestion would be calculated and attributed.
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.
For years the Polish City of Krakow has been employing the principles behind Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning.
Parking Space Management plays an important role and is the backbone of a classic push&pull approach to one of the major issues faced within urban areas; how to avoid losing too much valuable urban space to parking for private cars, help prevent air pollution and congestion without hindering access to urban areas.
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: