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Biała Podlaska


Vision underpinning the plan

The drafting of the SUMP has started with technical support of the BUMP project. After the BUMP training program the cycle of the SUMP preparation can be implemented with expert advises. The draft overall goal is to promote sustainable transport and mobility in the city, especially the interoperable public transport systems, by environmentally friendly/smart technologies  and improved service quality towards a livable, friendly and dynamic city.

Long-term strategic objectives

The overall goal is to promote sustainable transport and mobility in the city,especially the interoperable public transport systems, by environmentally friendly/smart technologies.
Reduced consumption of natural resources, using smart solutions is an important strategic objective.
The improved service quality towards a livable, friendly and dynamic city is one of the key objective.

Mid-term goals
  • Improving the service quality and for healthy and sustainable mobility
  • Improving the network of public transport, more connections and efficient information system
  • Promotion of cycling and walking networks
  • Improving the transport information system for the public and in general
  • Increasing the livable public spaces in green area
  • Focus on smart solutions in transport and mobility.
Specific indicators
  • Reduction in fuel consumption (litres): depending on the infrastructure development, the financial resources and the increase of the public transport needs
  • The CO2 reduction has national target, 20% till 2020 (basic year is 1990) The transport share is about 35-40%
  • The NOx and PM10 emission reduction is according to the WHO standards and the national /local environmental protection target. NOx/ PM10 40µg/m3/year
  • Investments connected to the SUMP; - EU TOP resources: a. The smart city infrastructure require EU TOP resources. b. The creation of efficient public transport and support green space use require EU TOP support
  • Road victims reduction is set according to the WHO target, which is adapted to the national conditions.
Main implementation features

Context analysis
After the first context analysis the overall goal, mid/long turn goals were clarified.
A more integrated data base is in development, which will give as a result a more in-depth analysis.

Measures to secure horizontal and vertical integration and participation of all main stakeholders
Stakeholders’ forums have been organized to discuss the list of measures and integration aspects.

Measures to foster a balanced development of all means of transport
Smart solution with reduced use of natural resources are preferred.

Other key points
EU TOP fund can be/will be used for implementation and further progress of SUMP.

the city


Biała Podlaska is a city in eastern Poland, lies on the Krzna river. Elevation is 150 m/137m, area: 49.40 km2. It lies near the Belarusian border River on the railroad linking Warsaw and Moscow. It was an important village during the 15th century, belonged to the Radziwiłł princes. The city is noted for its pottery and carpet manufacturing. Today, the city is a country town and simultaneously it performs the function of the capital and the administrative centre. The city has an excellent transport accessibility based on the road and railway transport networks of international importance. The city authorities together with subordinate companies successively undertake investment activities aimed at providing all the concerned (citizens as well as business entities located within the area) with the access to high quality public services.


Population: 59,280 inhabitants


(Picture by Joel Müller)