Chisinau transport strategy proposed for public debates

For the people to more often use public transport and less own cars, the municipality will have to introduce single tickets for all the types of public transport (buses, trolleybuses) and season tickets that enable to travel by several types of public transport. These tickets will allow paying less for a trip. The use of public transport will lead to the disappearance of traffic jams and to larger amounts collected into the municipal budget. The local public authorities will have to put new and modern buses and trolleybuses on routes, Czech experts stated in the presentation of the Chisinau transport and intelligent mobility strategy and the related action plan, IPN reports.

Deputy mayor of Chisinau Victor Chironda said digital technologies have the potential to revolutionize the way in which we move, making mobility more intelligent, more efficient and more ecological. “This strategy and the experience of the Czech team of experts will help us to implement modern European practices for planning mobility and managing traffic in Chisinau,” he stated.

As regards the building of two-level intersections, Victor Chironda said these are costly and the local public authorities do not have money for such constructions. Some of the measures stipulated in the strategy started to be taken.

According to the deputy mayor, the public debates on the document were launched together with the presentation of the strategy and will last for two weeks. Later, the strategy and the action plan will be submitted to the Chisinau Municipal Council for approval. The strategy is in English and is being translated into Romanian. It will be published on the City Hall’s website.

The transport and intelligent mobility strategy was designed by the Chisinau City Hall with support from UNDP Moldova and the Czech Republic. In the course of 2020, the team of experts guided by Miroslav Svítek, a teacher of the Czech Technical University in Prague, collected and analyzed data concerning transport planning and management in the municipality The strategy is based on seven pillars, namely: traffic management; public transport; parking lots; alternative transport (bicycles, electric kickboards); road safety; electromobility; intelligent central transport system.

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