Contact & Activities

Participating city

1.800.000 inhabitants

Local contact

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

Participation 2010

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
Actions relative to the theme:
Clever Commuting Race (Day of Public Transport), 16 September
The programme of the overture of EMW focuses on clever commuting in connection with health.

Day of Pedestrian Streets, 17 September
On the newest pedestrianised street, Baross street.

Car Free Weekend, 18 - 19 September
On this weekend Andrassy Avenue, one of the main roads of Budapest is blocked for cars from 0 a.m. till midnight 19 September.
Cultural, sport, health and children's programmes.

‘Alternatives of Transportation in the City’ Conference, 20 September
A conference in the City Hall, themes: public transport, cycling, pedestrianisation, travel plans, clean vehicles, noise reduction, air quality. The participants can try some ‘clean vehicles’.

Day of Responsible Car Usage and Alternative Cars, 21 September
An open-air exhibition of alternative vehicles as hybrid, electro, gas, bioethanol cars and pedo-car on a popular place of the city and a demonstrative procession of these vehicles on the biggest boulevard of the city. Press briefing on the advantages of alternative car using and clean vehicles.

European Car-Free Day, 22 September
An open-air exhibition of state-of-art eco-buses on the main boulevard, closed for 24 hours on 22 September.
The public can try the newest Hungarian bus types such as trolley-buses, electric buses and low floor buses.
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:
Car-Free Weekend, 18-19 September
Andrassy Avenue

European Car-Free Day, 22 September
Szent Istvan Boulevard
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:
New or improved bicycle facilities
  • Improvement of bicycle network (creation of new lanes, extension, renovation, signposting etc)
  • Develop public bicycle hiring and sharing systems
  • Improvement of bicycle facilities (parking, locks etc)
  • 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)
  • Improvement and extension of the public transport services (express services, increase frequency etc)
  • Launch of integrated services for the various public transport modes
Traffic calming and access control scheme
  • Speed reduction programmes in zones near schools
  • Create park and ride stations
  • Enlargement of pavements
New forms of vehicle use and ownership
  • Responsible car-use (eco-driving etc)
Mobility management
  • Launch of awareness-raising campaigns
  • Development of systems and equipment for measuring air quality in public places