Transport

Romania Case Study – Moving towards a sustainable transport system in Arad [Sep. 2019]

Summary

2005 - Ongoing

The city of Arad undertook a series of public interventions to improve the sustainability of its urban transport system. Its tram infrastructure was completely revamped, climate-friendly buses were procured and its cycle network was further extended to the cross-border region. The measures boosted citizens’ interest in public transport and decreased GHG emissions.

Highlights

Policy Type: Public intervention

  • All-encompassing strategy to improve urban transport system (tram, bus, cycling)
  • Better access for citizens to public transport, including for those with reduced mobility
  • Addresses both climate and air quality issues
  • Co-funding from other sources (e.g. European funding) critical in enabling local investments

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