Brief information about the „Sustainable mobility in the city of Bratislava“ project, objectives and expected outcomes

The project is co-financed by the Global Environmental Fund (GEF) under the Climate Change Program, which includes the 4th Strategic Subprogram – „Promotion of sustainable innovative systems for urban transport“.

CO2 emissions from transport represent 17% of the overall national emissions of the Slovak Republic. In comparison with other sectors like industry, agriculture, etc., emissions from the transport sector grow every year.Specifically emissions from motorized transport in Bratislava grow annually by 5%. It is caused by the increasing number of vehicles present in the capital every day, by an increased number of traveled kilometers and time spent in vehicles. The number of persons transported by public transport is decreasing (75:25 in 1993 and 59:41 in 2007).

Currently, the most utilized types of public transport are:

  • Buses 56%
  • Trams 32%
  • Trolley buses 12%

The most effective public means of transport is the tram, but by which the travel speed has decreased from 20 km/h in 1998 to approximately 15 km/h in 2007.

Infrastructure for non-motorized transport (bicycles) does not follow public transport lines and regional services, the safety of cyclists also represents a problem.

The long term goal of the project is to promote market transformation for sustainable mobility in Bratislava, which should lead to a reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from road traffic by 425 000 t over the next ten years.

The main objectives of the project are: