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The Influence Of The European CiViTAS ELAN Project On Development Of A Better And Sustainable Public Transport In The City Of Zagreb


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D. Baric, L. Novacko & H. Pilko


The CiViTAS Initiative is the EU response to the growing problems caused by traffic in European urban centres such as traffic congestion, noise, exhaust gases and difficult access to the city centre. The CiViTAS Initiative helps cities to test and develop an integrated set of measures for sustainable urban mobility. One of the projects is CiViTAS ELAN where five cities: Ljubljana, Gent, Zagreb, Brno and Porto are cooperating. The goal of this project is to improve the quality of life for citizens and to implement better solutions in urban transport by promoting and enhancing sustainable, clean and energy efficient ways of transport. It is funded by the FP7 Programme and total duration of the project is 48 months from 2008 to 2012. As a part of CiViTAS ELAN, the City of Zagreb wants to discourage the use of cars by making public transport and cycling as a more attractive alternative. CiViTAS highlights in Zagreb are: decrease of traffic congestion, improvement of quality, accessibility and attractiveness of public transport, switch to cleaner modes of public transport, lower environmental impact of city fleet, inclusion of the existing railway into the city’s public transport system, improvement of cycling conditions and introduction of alternative modes of transport and mobility i.e. car pooling. The paper will present some measures and their results after three years of project implementation such as decreased congestion in pilot corridor along Savska street, decreased energy consumption and noise, improved public transport quality by purchasing 70 energy efficiency trams and 160 buses on gas or biodiesel, e-ticketing, inter-modal solutions, etc. Keywords: CiViTAS ELAN project, sustainable public transport, city of Zagreb.


CiViTAS ELAN project, sustainable public transport, city of Zagreb.