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Implementing Sustainable Urban Travel Policies
National Peer Review: Hungary
Hungary in its post-transition period finds itself struggling with several problems in its urban travel systems. Urban roads are increasingly crowded, and car ownership and use are rising. As in many neighbouring cities in Central and Eastern Europe, Hungary's cities are wrestling with how to maintain a highly favourable modal share for their well-developed public transport systems, while saddled with the financial burden of ageing rolling stock and infrastructure. Unabated commercial and retail development in the periphery of cities with little access to public transport is further increasing demand for car travel.
These are the urban travel challenges now facing policy makers at local, regional and national levels of government in Hungary, at a time when accession to the European Union is imminent.
This report provides an analysis of the policy and decision-making structures that are framing the implementation of urban travel policies in Hungary. It also proposes ways in which progress towards more sustainable urban travel can be achieved.
109 pages; ISBN 9789282113172
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