The Top 10 Changes in the Urban Environment of Lviv in 2019

The Top 10 Changes in the Urban Environment of Lviv in 2019

Article by Orest Oleskiv   1️. Completion of reconstruction of the right side of the station square and prioritization of public transport  The square in front of Lviv's main train station is undergoing revolutionary changes. It is the first space of such importance in Lviv and...

Quick Reminder: The New Urban Agenda & Sustainable Mobility

Quick Reminder: The New Urban Agenda & Sustainable Mobility

The New Urban Agenda as adopted at HABITAT-III in Quito in 2016 provides a number of very relevant references to sustainable mobility, including:   Paragraph 100. We will support the provision of well-designed networks of safe, accessible, green and quality streets and other public spaces that...

Mayors of Western Balkan capitals – ambassadors of sustainable urban mobility in the region

Mayors of Western Balkan capitals – ambassadors of sustainable urban mobility in the region

The mayors of capital cities in the Western Balkans supported and took part in the European Mobility Week, from September 16 to 22.   This year, 104 cities, municipalities, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), businesses, and schools from the Western Balkan region are registered to have...

No Bus to Mo Bus: The journey of a transit service agency in Bhubaneswar, India

No Bus to Mo Bus: The journey of a transit service agency in Bhubaneswar, India

“Mo Bus” (“My Bus”) is the name of the blue-white and green-white coloured public buses that operate in and around Bhubaneswar, India, since November 2018. Operated under the agency Capital Region Urban Transport (CRUT), the buses offer reserved seats for women and differently abled, free...

MPs from region facilitate energy transition with support of GIZ ORF-EE (part II)

MPs from region facilitate energy transition with support of GIZ ORF-EE (part II)

The GIZ Open Regional Fund for South East Europe – Energy Efficiency (GIZ ORF-EE) has implemented a series of projects over the last eight years which have resulted in strong partnerships and cooperation with MPs from across the region. By supporting the work of parliamentarians through its...

Two-and-Three-Wheelers

Two-and-Three-Wheelers: The Challenge with an Increasing Number of Vehicles

Over the past two decades, two-and-three-wheeler fleets have expanded at an annual average rate above 7%. It is expected that the current stock will double every five years. The question, if two-and-three-wheelers are a blessing or curse to urban mobility is often debated by the policy makers in...

MPs from region facilitate energy transition with support of GIZ ORF-EE

MPs from region facilitate energy transition with support of GIZ ORF-EE

The GIZ Open Regional Fund for South East Europe – Energy Efficiency (GIZ ORF-EE) has implemented a series of projects over the last eight years which have resulted in strong partnerships and cooperation with MPs from across the region. By supporting the work of parliamentarians through its...

Lviv/Ukraine has a new landmark for sustainable mobility: The new station forecourt

Lviv/Ukraine has a new landmark for sustainable mobility: The new station forecourt

As in all cities, the station forecourt is a central square - the task for the planner in this context is to make the change between sustainable means of transport as attractive as possible, to maximise the quality of stay for guests and to handle the remaining car traffic (e.g. taxi) as smoothly...

Winter Cycling - Addressing the Challenges, year after year

Winter Cycling - Addressing the Challenges, year after year

„Winter is coming” – at least to the Northern hemisphere. In the cold season, cyclists face various challenges including darkness, snow and slippery roads. But does that necessarily mean that they are unsafe or ride less? Which measures can be undertaken to support winter cycling? Key take...

Not just for Phones: First Mobility Flat Rate available in Augsburg – Germany

Not just for Phones: First Mobility Flat Rate available in Augsburg – Germany

Many of us experience the advantages of flat rates every day. One tariff and you can surf the Internet or make calls without worries. A principle, which has already established itself in the field of entertainment technology, has now been redeveloped by a city in Germany. Augsburg (57 km from...