The European Week of Sustainable Transport
The Mayor of Warsaw Rafał Trzaskowski announced the European Week of Sustainable Transport: “The city is a shared space that we must use responsibly. Responsibly, that is, caring for the comfort of movement of all traffic users, as well as for the environment. A car is not the only means of transport around the city. If we want to take care of the environment and relieve traffic on the capital’s streets, we should all focus on public transport or cycling as often as possible.”
This third week of September, like every year, Warsaw celebrates the European Week of Sustainable Transport. Sustainable mobility is one of the priorities, which is why Warsaw has been investing in the development of public transport and bicycle infrastructure for many years.
In recent years, Warsaw has been taking bold and important steps towards achieving sustainable mobility by investments in low and zero-emission buses, the development of bicycle infrastructure, and green tracks.
Next year, more modern and ecological gas buses (CNG) will enter the streets of Warsaw. At the beginning of August, Miejskie Zakłady Autobusowe signed a contract for the supply of 70 such buses. At the same time, 130 electric buses will reach Warsaw by the end of November this year.
To increase the efficiency of electric vehicles, MZA is also building a network of street charging points for buses.
Apart from all the technical improvements, the most important feature of electric buses is that they do not emit exhaust fumes and are quiet, which significantly improves the quality of life in the city.
Integration of tariffs, including key types of tickets, allows encouraging passengers to use public transport with carriers not competing with each other. Thanks to tariff integration, the railway has become a fully-fledged element of public transport and is the preferred means of transport among the inhabitants living in suburban communities commuting to the city center. An important aspect of tariff integration is a uniform map of all carriers with connections and timetables.
Park and Ride
In Warsaw, mainly at metro and railway stations, there are a total of 16 P+R car parks in 13 locations. The construction of this type of parking is provided for in the document entitled Strategy of Integrated Territorial Investments for the Warsaw Functional Area 2014-2020 +.
There are a total of 4,655 parking spaces for cars, 92 for the disabled, 780 for bicycles, and an additional possibility of using 13 electric vehicle charging stations.
September 22 – Car Free Day
As every year, Warsaw will celebrate the European Car Free Day. The residents will be able to use free travel by public transport. At the same time, all P+R car parks will be free of charge on that day.