Participants

Contact & Activities

Participating city

Budapest
1.800.000 inhabitants

Local contact

BKK Centre for BudapestTransport
Csordás Orsolya
Rumbach Sebestyén u. 19-21.
1075 Budapest
++36 704903716

Participation 2008

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
Carrying out a Car-Free Day event by closing one or more streets to traffic, and opening it to pedestrians, cyclists and public transport. This should preferably happen on 22 September to mark your town or city as part of World Car-Free Day.
Zone opened to residents on Car-Free Day:
Andrassy Street, a main road of Budapest will be shut down to traffic
Implementing one or more new permanent measure(s), which contribute(s) to modal transfer from private car to environmentally sound means of transport.
Permanent measures implemented this year:
Pedestrianisation
  • Create or enlarge pedestrian streets
Public transport services
  • Improvement and extension of the public transport network (creation of HOV lanes for public transport modes, new stops, new lines, reserved areas etc)
  • Development of new technologies to improve public transport
  • Other: Construction works of stations and more than 7 km tunnel of new underground line (Metro 4).
Traffic calming and access control scheme
  • Create park and ride stations
  • Other: Increase of parking fees in the downtown and in the historic centre of Budapest