Session of Lviv City Council adopted a resolution “On approval of the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan of Lviv”
It was supported by 47 deputies. Director of the City Institute Alexander Kobzarev and representatives of the German government organization GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit) spoke about the work on the plan and its main priorities.
The Sustainable Mobility Plan of Lviv was developed within the framework of the project “Integrated Urban Development in Ukraine” implemented by the German governmental organization GIZ with funding from the Governments of Germany and Switzerland. The project is being implemented in Lviv in cooperation with the Lviv City Council.
In the process were involved Representatives of CO “City Institute”, LCE “Institute for Spatial Development”, LCE “Lvivavtodor”, LCE “Lvivelectrotrans”, Department of Housing and Infrastructure, Office of Transport of Department of Housing and Infrastructure, Office of Architecture and Urban Development, experts from Switzerland and Germany, experts from various industries, members of the public who are interested in the development of the city.
The Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan of Lviv is a strategic document that defines the city’s transport policy for the next ten years and answers the question: how to optimize the city in order to make mobility efficient for its residents in terms of time, comfort, costs and health and caused the least negative impact on the environment.
The plan developed broadly addresses the issue of transportation, and not just the issue of transport, which is a tool for moving people. It focuses directly on people and their demands to find more effective ways of meeting mobility needs that will improve their quality of life. It can be called an sectoral strategy that brings together the various sectors that affect the movement of people and the movement of goods in the city. Based on the framework, principles and goals laid down in the Plan, more detailed strategies, concepts, regulations and directories are developed for specific areas of mobility, such as: public transport development strategy, parking concept in the city, individual motorized transport concept, bicycle development concept, development concept of pedestrian zones, electric mobility etc. – reported Alexander Kobzarev.
Representatives of the German side from the GIZ at the session of the Lviv City Council thanked the Lviv experts for their joint work and emphasized the importance of putting the plan into action.
“There are a lot of good projects being developed in Lviv, and for that you able to attract investment funds. Lviv is positioned as a real European city. Now Lviv has won a competition to host an International summer school on mobility (TUMI). We are very happy about that. Lviv is on the right track” – noted Armin Wagner, GIZ representative.
The mayor of Lviv also thanked the German partners for the important work they are doing for the city.
“We are delighted with the cooperation that the city has with GIZ and the EBRD – this is our mutual success and special attention to Lviv. I think colleagues will continue to help us. Our voting is a gratitude for their work. All cities in Ukraine want to work with them, but they are helping Lviv” – said Lviv Mayor Andriy Sadovyi.
He also recalled that Lviv had announced a tender for the European Investment Bank to procure new 10 low-floor trams and up to 100 new low-floor buses with Euro-5 engines, which had a less harmful effect on the environment.
“In April, we will also have a tender for new 100 trolleybuses. I wish we had switched to electric buses, but the Electron had not been certified and the e-bus cost more than the bus. We will also move on to create a transport department [now it’s Office for Transport]” – the mayor added.
LCC Act on Sustainable urban mobility plan of Lviv [Ukrainian only]