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Sustainable mobility in Lviv


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Is Lviv a city with sustainable transport? What have changed in the city in the recent years.

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Sustainable mobility in Lviv

  1. 1. Sustainable Mobility in Lviv
  2. 2. Sustainable Mobility is any organizational form or mode of transportation that can reduce environmental impact. This includes: walking, cycling, ecological cars, transit-oriented development, car rental, public transport systems, which are economic, use less space and promote a healthier lifestyle
  3. 3. Space: 182 km2 Population: 758 000 Density: 4000 person/km2 Tram routes / lines – 10 / 73 km, 80 trams Troleybus routes / lines– 10 / 117 km, 60 troleys Bus routes– 53, 630 buses Cycling infrastructure – 60 km / 268 km to be
  5. 5. The decline of city’s electric transport in the early 1990s. The lack of funds for renovation and repair of rolling stock and technical facilities
  6. 6. Number of trams and trolleys on the routes has fallen significantly, and small trolley park renewal have a short-term effect
  7. 7. City’s electric transport virtually stopped and they were replaced by Peugeot minibuses. They have started to duplicate routes of trams and trolleybuses. Due to low cost of fuel and high fares in private minibuses has became a business, not a service.
  8. 8. Then Peugeot minibuses were replaced by the rebuilt used cargo vans. Absence of timetable, overload, injuries of passengers, smoking drivers, music inside, violation of traffic rules were a common thing.
  9. 9. No municipal buses remained and almost every third driver is the owner of the minibus
  10. 10. After a partial renewal of minibuses rolling stock there were around 74 routes in the city which duplicated each other as well as electrical transport routes
  11. 11. Since 2008 the construction of tram tracks to the city's largest residential district began. But due to the lack of funding the project has been suspended
  12. 12. 2011: more than 30 routes went through the city center, causing difficulties to all traffic, affecting the ecological situation in the center of the city
  13. 13. Major road repairs were not performed at some places for over 80 years. Tramways in some areas were worn by 100%
  14. 14. Motorization of the population Due to the low public transport services, no payment for car use, and income, motorization began to grow rapidly
  15. 15. Public transport with hundreds of passengers is standing in traffic jams, along with other. No priority lanes for trams in the city center
  16. 16. Suddenly air quality became worth, noise pollution increased, physical activity of some residents decreased
  17. 17. Koper nyka St r . - Sl ovat skoho St r . December 29, 2010 In Ukraine, a car is still the subject of status. Most trips made in the city only by the driver for short distance with chaotic parking from 5 min. to 8 hours. Over 80% of drivers currently see no alternative their own car
  18. 18. Hundred passengers of public transport suffer because of uncontrolled parking
  19. 19. Tourists and residents wander among vehicles left on sidewalks
  20. 20. Problems with movement for disabled people
  21. 21. In Ukraine evacuation of cars that broke traffic rules is banned (except public transport blocking)
  22. 22. Lack of cycling infrastructure on the streets Cyclist’s protest in 2010
  23. 23. Poor pedestrian infrastructure
  24. 24. SOLUTI ON S
  25. 25. In 2010 was signed a loan agreement with EBRD on € 38 mln. 2011 started the reconstruction of the streets along tram routes №2 and №6
  26. 26. 2012: more than 100 buses with low floor appeared on the streets. Number of bus routes was reduced to 52, while the seating capacity has almost doubled
  27. 27. City plans to implement an electronic payment system in the city transport from 2017
  28. 28. Traffic Control Center was created. The project implemented in partnership with SWARCO. All trams and trolleybuses equipped with GPS-tracker
  29. 29. Overall 28 traffic lights that give priority for trams were placed at intersections. But still no dedicated lanes
  30. 30. Traffic lights are equipped with touch buttons and sound signals for disabled
  31. 31. In 2014 Lviv received a €5 mln grant from the German government and €6 mln EBRD loan to continue the Tram to Sykhiv project. €6 mln city budget part Total cost: € 5 + 6 + 6 million
  32. 32. 2013: presentation of the first Ukrainian low-floor tram Electron T5L64 made in Lviv. Joined Ukrainian-German project 80/20%
  33. 33. Regulary going on the city routes Length: 30,2m (5 segments) / 19m (3 segments) Capacity: 250 / 160 Tracks: 1000 mm (Lviv) and others
  34. 34. Electronic timetables were installed at tram stops. The pilot project covers 24 stops along the tram routes №2 and №6
  35. 35. Svobody Avenue: improving conditions for buses within the BRT project in Lviv for route №3a
  36. 36. Physically separated lanes made on the central avenue
  37. 37. In 2010, Lviv City Council approved the Concept of development of cycling infrastructure
  38. 38. As a part of the first stage of cycling infrastructure development by the end of 2019, 268 km of bicycle paths and lanes should appear Map of 1 stage of cycling infrastructure development 2011-2019
  39. 39. First bike paths appeared in July 2011 during the reconstruction of streets
  40. 40. Now there are 60 km of bike lanes in Lviv. 14km was built with help of German government grant in 2013
  41. 41. First results: 18% – of residents have bicycles (~120 000) 7% – of them use them often (~10 000) 0,3% – number of daily trips (~ 2000)
  42. 42. Svobody Avenue: improving conditions for cyclists – foot rest for cyclists
  43. 43. Together with the development of cycling infrastructure, traffic calming measures are created
  44. 44. In 2016 over 40 pedestrian refuge islands will be equipped on city streets
  45. 45. In 2014 first pedestrian crossing was lightened with contrast light. In 2015, 10 more crossings were lightened
  46. 46. First paid closed parking zone is already working on Valova street
  47. 47. Parking machines are returning on the streets. One hour parking fee: 4UAH at city center (2015)
  48. 48. In 2014 central part of the city within the old medieval walls was turned into a pedestrian zone
  49. 49. At three entering’s to the pedestrian zone were set bollards operating in automatic mode
  50. 50. Trams and emergency transport have unlimited access to the pedestrian zone throughout the day. Delivery vehicles: from 22:00 to 10:00
  51. 51. Since 2010 Lviv organizes European Mobility Week
  52. 52. Since 2013 within EMW lectures at schools and universities, safety lessons, information campaigns, cycling competitions, video projects, ROVER film festival are held
  53. 53. Cycling promotion “Bike to work” 8 video stories were filmed about people who regularly cycle in Lviv
  54. 54. Information campaigns and exhibitions
  55. 55. In dense urban environment bike is a solution 1 car = 8 bicycles
  56. 56. In October 2014 Lviv hosted VI International conference Veloforum
  57. 57. Over 140 participants from 7 European countries during three days
  58. 58. Web site and social media
  59. 59. Contacts Lvi v Ci t y Counci l Lvi v, 1, Rynok Sq. t el . :   +38 ( 032) 297 57 70 web: mobi l i t y. l vi v. ua emai l :   mobi l i t y@ci t y- adm. l vi v. ua