Making urban mobility sustainable: in 4 steps

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Vision underpinning the plan

Establishment of balanced, economically efficient and environmentally friendly urban transport system based on modern ITC technologies and sustainable mobility measures.

Long-term strategic objectives
  • Ensuring sustainable and environmentally friendly mobility in urban and peri-urban areas of Pleven
  • Achieving maximum accessibility by introduction of economically efficient and safe urban transport.
Mid-term goals
  • Improve the functionality of the urban transport system
  • Introduction of energy efficient and environmentally friendly means of transportation.
Specific indicators
  • Reduction in CO2 equivalent, NOx, and PM 10 emissions by 20% in 8 years
  • Increasing the use of PT by 10% in the next 7 years
  • Reduction of road deaths by 20% in the next 7 years.
Main implementation features

Context analysis
Data collected by primary and secondary sources for the existing transport system.

Other key points
financing options are included for funding mainly by the municipal budget and OPRG (SF). Training and awareness raising measures are foreseen.

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  • Establishment of a new Urban development plan including an improved communication and transport system
  • Increase the use of electric public-transport by introduction of new PT lines and extension of the existing ones.

the city


Pleven is the seventh biggest city in Bulgaria. Located in the northern part of the country, it is the administrative centre of Pleven Province, as well as of the subordinate Pleven municipality. Internationally known for the Siege of Plevna of 1877, it is today a major economic centre of the Bulgarian Northwest and Central North and the third largest city of Northern Bulgaria after Varna and Rousse. In Pleven region there are more than 450 archeological and cultural sites, approximately 215 memorials of the Russian-Turkish Liberation War of 1877-1878.


Population: 131,152 inhabitants


(Picture by Joel Müller)