Стійка система міського транспорту

Sustainable Urban Transport
Устойчивая система городского транспорта


Quo Vadis? – the ancients said. Where you are going? Indeed, in what direction we are heading for, by actively increasing vehicle-to-populations ration in our cities? The increasing pace of global economic progress - and therefore the number of private cars in the last decades - has led to a larger traffic congestion than has been in the world ever before. We got accustomed to daily waiting on traffic lights as well as to congestion on the main roads.

Traffic congestion in many countries first of all results from transport policies focusing on the development of motor-vehicle transport. It becomes increasingly difficult to reach work centres, shopping facilities, institutions, theaters and parks... Pollution caused by vehicles has dramatic consequences for human health and environment, the speed of vehicles increases the number of fatal cases among motorists, cyclists and pedestrians...

But there is good news! Solving transport problems in a smart way is possible - if the authorities will carry out systematic measures for the rational use of private cars, and furthermore create conditions for better public transport and free movement of cyclists and pedestrians.

In the framework of our project we are working together with authorities and decision-makers for city planning and development. The aim of our work is the development of intelligent concepts by using international experiences, and to implement these measures in order to create new modern transport systems and a better mobility for residents and visitors of Ukrainian cities.

To download the flyer for the SUTECA Project, click here for English and here for Russian.

The project is financed by the German Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) in the context of the International Climate Protection Initiative.

First National Urban Mobility Conference

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The Ukrainian Ministry of Infrastructure and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) held the National Urban Mobility Conference for the first time on 24 October. The aim of the conference was to bring together experts from Ukrainian and other European cities to discuss the design of urban transportation systems.  

In a riveting talk, Allison Dutoit, from Gehl Architects in Copenhagen, illustrated how transport planning has changed worldwide in the last few decades. She underlined how urban and mobility planning that focuses on people instead of cars makes a crucial contribution to enhancing the appeal of cities as places to live and work. Voldymyr Motyl then presented a study of the current state of urban transportation planning in Ukraine. He pointed out that transportation planning at the moment tends to take a general approach, with little attention being paid to pedestrians, cyclists, and public transport users, or to the application of up-to-date expertise. Transport models for monitoring the effectiveness of measures in the transport network are rarely used and thus there is a recurring risk of investments being misdirected and costly.

The second forum focused on whether bus rapid transit (BRT) systems could also be an option in Ukrainian cities. According to Oliver Schaal of Daimler, ‘All over the world, bus rapid transit systems are being used successfully to address pressing mobility problems.’ BRT systems often have distinct advantages over metro systems, as the latter are usually extremely expensive and are difficult to incorporate into existing city structures. Con Kehely spoke about Dublin’s user-friendly bus system.

The third panel addressed integrated public transport systems. In many European regions, public transportation users benefit from integrated ticket systems, standardised information and high quality standards. In the past few years, it has become a matter of course that the transfer from tram to bus to metro and train is simple and barrier-free. Transport associations organise regional public transport systems that extend beyond city borders into the regions. How these function and what is required was described by representatives from the regional transport network of Freiburg and from the Rhine-Main network, one of the largest in the world. Ukrainian cities, too, are working to improve public transport while also ensuring that it is economically viable. Representatives from the city of Vinnytsa were among those reporting on their efforts to reorganise and modernise local regional networks. They described how extensive involvement of the local population in planning the new network not only ensured that the reform was widely accepted but also helped in swiftly overcoming teething problems.

The subjects of the fourth panel were cycling in Ukraine and Europe and the Freiburg ‘Green City’ concept. Presentations were made on the notable progress achieved in recent years and on current planning in the cities of Lviv, Kyiv and Donetsk. For the conference participants, the discussion illustrated clearly that urban mobility in Ukrainian cities is now inconceivable without the bicycle.

The concluding panel discussed the options for financing urban transportation and potential entry points for international cooperation. According to Mathias Merforth (GIZ), road users in Ukraine have so far contributed virtually nothing towards the financing of transport infrastructure. In comparison with other European countries, car duties, tariffs and taxes in Ukraine are extremely low. Merforth believes that strengthening the principle of ‘transport finances transport’, with investment in public transport, cycling and pedestrians being a clear priority, is urgently required to overcome the challenges of transportation in Ukrainian cities.

Approximately 120 representatives from 15 Ukrainian cities, regional administrations and ministries attended the event. In addition to experts from planning institutions, municipalities, science and research institutions, the participants included committed NGO representatives.

An expert exchange on innovative solutions in public transport is imperative if we are to make well-informed decisions. Together with the Ministry, we would like to share the innovative approaches that are applied in Ukraine along with the solutions that other European cities have discovered. Overloaded public transit systems, traffic congestion in the cities and a paucity of public funds compel us to use the available resources as intelligently as possible,’ said Mathias Brandt, Director of the GIZ project on Advisory Service and Capacity Building for the 2012 UEFA European Football Championship.

The conference will be held again next year.

The presentations are available under the link: http://www.slideshare.net/velotransport

For further information please contact:

Mathias Brandt
Director, Advisory Service and Capacity Building for the 2012 UEFA European Football Championship
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
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Міський транспорт і здоров’я – відтепер і російською мовою

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Цей модуль написаний командою експертів Всесвітньої організації охорони здоров’я (ВООЗ). В ньому подані найактуальніші доступні дані и продемонстровано шляхи впливу міського транспорту на здоров’я людини. Тут зібрані інформація та інструменти необхідні для оцінки позитивного або негативного впливу транспортних проектів і політики на здоров’я. В цьому модулі також описано політики здорового транспорту, і продемонстровано, яким чином можна отримати додаткові переваги від цих політик зважаючи на інші принципи сталого транспорту (наприклад, зменшення викидів парникових газів). За допомогою найкращих практик зібраних зі всього світу читач зможе побачити як містам вдалось підвищити рівень здоровя та якість життя громадян. Тепер модуль доступний і російською мовою. Завантажити


Ukrainian Center for Cycling Expertise has been launched

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Cycling is enjoying increasing popularity in Ukrainian cities. However, there is no comprehensive and professional source of information or entity that provides clear information to municipalities on benefits of developing cycling infrastructure and, the most important, how to do it properly.

As more and more cities are implementing or are considering implementing cycling infrastructure, Kyiv Cyclists' Association with the support of German International Cooperation (GIZ) has launched the Ukrainian Center for Cycling Expertise (UCCE). UCCE is an information hub accumulating all cycling-related documents and best practices useful for municipalities, traffic engineers and everyone interested in the development of cycling infrastructure. The center provides free access to all its information and is available at www.velotransport.info. More: PDF iN ENGLISH

UCCE develops its activities with the following purposes:

  • to provide quality professional information to decision-makers, engineers and planners on development of cycling infrastructure;
  • to identify good and poor practices in the development of cycling infrastructure;
  • to develop recommendations for inclusion in technical and regulatory guidelines;
  • to share knowledge with and encourage active participation of local NGOs and civic initiatives;
  • to foster cycling in a strategic manner.

The Center is currently filling up its knowledge database. If you have any information, good illustrative photos to be published, or have ideas about any other way to cooperate, please contact Ksenia Semenova, Center's Coordinator, at semenova {a} velotransport.info.

Ukrainian Center for Cycling Expertise is an advisory and information center that strategically aims at promoting cycling as an integral component of sustainable mobility in Ukraine.

Ukrainian Center for Cycling Expertise is a project of Kyiv Cyclists' Association implemented with support of the Climate Friendly Mobility in Ukrainian Cities project of the German International Cooperation (GIZ) on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety.


Now in Russian language: «Bus Rapid Transit Planning Guide»

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The Bus Rapid Transit Planning Guide is the most comprehensive resource for planning a bus rapid transit (BRT) system, beginning with project preparation all the way through to implementation

Bus Rapid Transit systems have proven to be catalysts in transforming cities into more livable and human-friendly environments. The appeal of BRT is the ability to deliver a high-quality mass transit system within the budgets of most municipalities, even in low-income cities. Planning and implementing a good BRT system is not easy. This guide aims to make the task a little easier.

Beginning with an overview of BRT, the Planning Guide proceeds to give a step-by-step description of the planning process, including operational design, financial modeling, physical design, multi-modal and land use integration, business plan development, communications and marketing, contracting, vehicle and fare collection technology, evaluation, and implementation.

The BRT Planning Guide is intended as a guidance document mainly for planning and engineering professionals. However, others, such as non-governmental organizations, national and regional policymakers, and business groups, will find it a valuable resource as well, when advocating for their issues and finding solutions to the problems that they are addressing.

This edition, expanded to over 800 pages, includes contributions from a wide range of professionals and practitioners with direct experience in designing and implementing BRT systems all over the world.

The Bus Rapid Transit Planning Guide is copyrighted by the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP). It is intended for technical and educational use only and may not be used for commercial purposes. It may not be reprinted or modified without the explicit authorization of ITDP.

The BRT Planning Guide is co-edited by Lloyd Wright, Executive Director of Viva; and Walter Hook, Executive Director of the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP). It was developed through support from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Global Environment Facility/United Nations Environment Programme, and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH.

The translation to Russian language has been prepared by the project “Climate-friendly mobility in Ukrainian cities”. This project is implemented by GIZ on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety in the context of the International Climate Protection Initiative. More on www.mobilnist.org.ua/home

Download:  intro + 0 – 267, 31 MB,   Part 2: 268 – 425, 23 MB,  Part 3: 426 – 575, 25 MB,  Part 4: 576 – 683, 20 MB,  Part 5: 684 – 859, 19 MB,  Part 6 - end: 860 – 1006, 12 MB


“Sustainable Mobility in Ukrainian Cities: Cycling ahead”

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The international conference “Development of Sustainable Mobility in Ukrainian Cities: Cycling ahead” (Lviv/Ukraine, 6-7 December 2011) focused on the development of cycling in Ukrainian cities: approaches, best practices and lessons learnt.

The conference was attended by representatives of more than ten Ukrainian cities from city councils, NGOs, city planning institutes and other stakeholders. Oleh Shmid, advisor to the Mayor of Lviv on cycling issues, presented first results of Lviv in developing cycling infrastructure both in theory and practice: The participants enjoyed the opportunity to see the existing Lviv cycling infrastructure during a guided tour.  Numerous other cities shared the experience of cycling development and promotion in their cities. One of most important issue was the reformation of existing road design norms to better consider the needs of cyclists.

Experts from Germany presented insights on the elaboration of cycling recommendations in Germany and about first results of public bike sharing systems in Eastern Europe. The team leader of “Sustainable mobility in Ukrainian Cities”, Armin Wagner (GIZ), spoke about mobility challenges in Ukraine. Ksenia Semenova presented the Ukrainian Center for Cycling Expertise (www.velotransport.info) as future focal point for knowledge about cycling in Ukrainian cities.

All materials can be downloaded here: http://www.mobilnist.org.ua/en/downloads/cat_view/38-cycling-and-walking/57-download-presentations-final-conference-qcycling-aheadq.html