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19.03.2010 0:03
А scientific and practical conference about a new culture for urban mobility
The organizers were Scientific and Technical Union in transport, club “"Sustainable Development of Civil Society and the Federation of Scientific Technical Unions in Bulgaria

  • Dipl. eng. Kiril Ermenkov president of National Technical Union for Transport host the conference
  • Prof. Lucia Ilieva - General Manager Club 'Sustainable Development of Civil Society'
  • eng. Anton Despotov - Urban Mobility Center Sofia

Prof. Lucia Ilieva club “Sustainable Development of Civil Society” presents the European platform for mobility management EPROMM Plus for capital and major cities. A further developing of project for a network for urban mobility network in Bulgarian cities, Plovdiv and Varna.

Eng. Anton Despotov from Urban Mobility Center,  Sofia (the new name for public transport in Sofia) presents the main ecological fleet improvements of public transport in Sofia. The changes consider the city’s network are the building of  metro line 2. There are plans to build new tram routes. Also the company search founds to build new trolleybus lines. Eng. Anton Despotov says that already 25% of public bus network in Sofia is operating by concessionaires meeting the latest Euro standards for exhaust gases. The company will increase it’s fleet by 20 busses equipped by a fabric natural gas system to improve efficiency of city bus transport .

Asst. Eng. Mirena Todorova from University of transport Todor Kableshkov,  Sofia presents a base plan for future urban railway, based on the reconstruction of existing industrial railway integrated in Sofia’s railway network. According to plan the reconstruction will costs 54 million BGN.

Eng. Tsanko Simeonov from Railway Administration Executive Agency  presents a report for future  integrated transport systems for a travel with a single electronic ticket in Bulgaria. He examine the possibilities for a future developing of the system in mobility.

Prof. Dr. Velichko Raykov,  the Federation of Scientific Technical Unions in Bulgaria and Prof. Magdalene Dermendzhieva Club of Road Safety Bip Bip presented the integration of trips by bicycle in the cities and problems associated with it. Eng Raykov reported that the average speed of travel by bicycle in an urban environment is 16 km/h, and with a car only 1 km/h faster - 17 km/h . Bulgaria is one of the five largest producers of bicycles for more than 90% of export production.

The non governmental organization Veloevolution put current problems associated with accessibility to urban cyclists. The organization expressed desire to more fully integration of the bicycle in Sofia’s transport system.



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