Making urban mobility sustainable: in 4 steps

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Vision underpinning the plan

Due to the BUMP training and several consultations, the drafting of the SUMP has started.
Pécs is a healthy and sustainable city with many challenges. The city want to improve the quality of services towards a livable, health-conscious and dynamic European city.

Long-term strategic objectives

The overall goal is to promote sustainable transport and mobility in the city, especially connectivity between different public transport modes by integrated network development.

Mid-term goals
  • Promotion of cycling and walking into the current city transport network
  • Improving the public transport network , especially the local bus network with a proper information service for passengers 
  • Improving service quality and data base for efficient sustainable mobility
  • Improving the transport information system for the public
  • Increasing the livable public spaces and healthy green areas for recreation.
Specific indicators
  • Reduction in fuel consumption (litres): depending on the infrastructure development, the financial resources and the increase of the public transport needs
  • Reductions in CO2 equivalent, NOx, and PM 10 emissions; the CO2 reduction has national target, 20% till 2020 (basic year is 1990). The transport share is about 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 intermodal center planning and implementation require EU TOP resources. b. The creation of efficient public transport data base require EU support.
  • The death reduction is according to the WHO target, which is adapted the national conditions.
Main implementation features

Context analysis
After the first context analysis and the identified goals it was discussed to invite some institutions to meet for an integrated data base development.

Measures to secure horizontal and vertical integration and participation of all main stakeholders
The multi-stakeholder forum is planned for discussion of the drafted goals and measures.

Measures to foster a balanced development of all means of transport
To support a balanced development of all transport modes it is one of the most important issue currently, which is connected to the efficient reorganization of the central and suburb roads of the city. Case studies and best practices have been used.

Other key points
New way of planning, environment, economy, social aspects are integrated
Liveable and sustainable city with rich culture (interest of citizens)
Joining the European system in planning, monitoring, evaluation and new development.

the city


Pécs is the fifth largest city in Hungary, located on the slopes of the Mecsek mountains in the south-west of the country, close to its border with Croatia. It is the administrative and economic centre of the Baranya County.
Mecsek’s dolomitic water is famous for its high density of minerals at constant poise.
Pécs has always been a multicultural city. In 2007 it was the third, and in 2008 the second most liveable city in the 75,000 - 200,000 inhabitants category.
With regard to the promotion of economic clusters, different competencies have already been developed within the economic development department of the municipality. (INTERREG-3B,CADSES, CITYREGIO II).
Pecs has a well-developed public transport system, cycling and walking routes.


Population: 147,720 inhabitants


(Picture by Joel Müller)