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News article21 August 2019Krakow1 min read

EU Transport Research and Innovation Assessment Status Report

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!

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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:

  1. Enlarging the paid parking areas for on-street parking
  2. Creating multilevel off-street garages to reduce on-street parking demand
  3. Limiting parking on-street and on pavements
  4. 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.

Learn more on Park4SUMP here


Publication date
21 August 2019
  • Urban mobility planning
  • Poland