Take a look at the latest video case study of the Civitas Park4SUMP project highlighting the efforts of Krakow to turn its transport system from a car-oriented one towards sustainable urban mobility!
Krakow has invested in a more sustainable urban transport system over the last 10-15 years. The city makes use of a Push & Pull approach placing parking management at the centre of its push measures. The local transport policy 2016 – 2025 defined 4 main pillars of parking policies:
- Enlarging the paid parking areas for on-street parking
- Creating multilevel off-street garages to reduce on-street parking demand
- Limiting parking on-street and on pavements
- Developing a parking network consisting of P&R and B&R on tram and train networks in the vicinity of the 3rd and 4th ring road
The video case study highlights examples such as:
- the new P&R and B&R station in Bieżanów for the commuters of the nearby municipality of Wieliczka
- giving back public space to people by replacing an underground pedestrian passage with a safe on-surface crossing and rededicating a car lane to space for pedestrians avoiding crowded public transport stops
- building parking garages near the city centre to reduce on-street parking by up to 2,000 spaces.
- Earmarking income from paid parking for the new city budgets funding sustainable transport modes, today at 20% and soon rising to 65% of net income.
The case study proves that Krakow's approach is a good example for cities of its kind in Central and Eastern Europe to create and implement a people-focused sustainable urban mobility policy.
- Publication date
- 21 August 2019
- Urban mobility planning