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By News Editor / Updated: 26 Aug 2015

Bucharest's involvement of stakeholders for an informed SUMP process (Romania)

Bucharest is facing considerable urban mobility challenges. To tackle these, the Romanian capital is taking its first steps in sustainable urban mobility planning. An important element for a successful planning process is to bring together planners, local authorities and other stakeholders to ensure an integrated plan that will benefit local communities and businesses in Bucharest. The creation of a stakeholder working group has enabled Bucharest to identify a number of policy priorities to take forward as the plan progresses.

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By Pavlina Dravecka / Updated: 30 Jun 2015

Bucharest SUMP conference sees debate on the future of European transport

The Romanian capital of Bucharest hosted a diverse mix of urban mobility professionals at the 2nd European Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans, which took place from 16–17 June 2015 at the University Politehnica of Bucharest. The many ways in which urban mobility can be used to improve our lives, cities and economies were discussed, with the role of Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs) taking centre stage. This year’s edition saw more than 300 participants in attendance!
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By Lewis Macdonald / Updated: 10 Jul 2015

Beacons guide visually impaired passengers on Bucharest buses (Romania)

The first introduction of a guidance system for passengers with visual impairments has been introduced on two bus lines in the Romanian capital Bucharest.

Some 40 vehicles are now equipped with beacons that communicate with users' smartphones to give them information about vehicles arriving at stations, allowing the ability to independently plan and undertake journeys on public transport.

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By Lewis Macdonald / Updated: 22 Jun 2015

Botoşani mayor commits to electric public transport (Romania)

The mayor of the northern Romanian city of Botoşani has announced that the city will replace its entire public transport fleet with electric vehicles.

'Botoşani could become the first municipality in the country where public transport is solely electric,' Mayor Ovidiu Portariuc announced. 'We intend to purchase electric buses to supplement routes that are not reached by trams.'

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By Admin Eltis / Updated: 05 Feb 2018

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By Mobility Plans ... / Updated: 03 Jul 2015

Seminar on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans in Romania

The European Platform on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans in co-operation with the Romanian Ministry of Regional Development and Public Administration, the EU-funded ENDURANCE project and the JASPERS (Joint Assistance to Support Projects in European Regions) programme is organising a half-day seminar on  Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans

By Eltis Team / Updated: 26 Mar 2015

European conference provides opportunity to learn, exchange and network

What constitutes best practice in mobility planning is in a state of constant evolution. Measures that were considered the best way forward 10 years ago may not be considered the correct path to take today. Whereas once city roads were repeatedly widened as a remedy for vehicle congestion, now this is considered an invitation for more people to drive, increasing traffic. In the past tram tracks were removed; today, cities are reinstating them, recognising the environmental and social benefits of this type of public transport.

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By Henning Guenter / Updated: 21 Jul 2015
By Alexia / Updated: 25 Feb 2015

New electric buses and parking strategy for Bucharest (Romania)

From March 2015 Bucharest will be home to two new electric buses and will begin developing a new parking management system.

The buses, which can travel up to 250 kilometres daily when charged overnight, are being loaned to Bucharest for a trial period from a Chinese organisation.

‘The Chinese company has developed a very effective model of electric bus. They charge for a few hours at night and can run all the next day,’ said Ion Dedu, Executive Director of the Department of Transport.

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By News Editor / Updated: 30 Jan 2015

€ 500m needed to tackle Bucharest congestion (Romania)

Romanian NGOs have said that an estimated € 500m is needed if Bucharest is to tackle its congestion and pollution problems and get residents out of private cars and onto public transport.

Bucharest is one of the most polluted capitals in Europe and environmental NGOs, including Save Bucharest and Ecopolis, are petitioning Bucharest's City Hall to implement a more efficient public transport system.

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