Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans in Ukrainian cities – dreams or reality?

Training dedicated to issues of Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning (SUMP) for Ukrainian cities with the population over 200 000 took place on December 17-18 in Lviv city. 26 participants from 16 municipalities of Ukraine during two days were getting into the issues of mobility planning based on the principles of sustainability, social equality, environmental safety and improvement of life quality.
Main trainer and moderator was András Ekés from MOBILISSIMUS Ltd., Budapest, which deals with research, planning and consultancy in the field of sustainable urban mobility for public and private clients on the local, regional, national and European level. Training was organized and conducted with the financial support of Heinrich Böll Foundation's Office in Ukraine.
Traning program was built in a way to proceed from the general information to the details of Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning (SUMP) concept, evolution, structure, elements and peculiarities, as a tool in urban development and planning, which ensures needs and interests of various target groups and stakeholders as well as relevant requirements in the field of environmental protection, health protection, safety and comfort of urban space.
Part of the training was dedicated to group works around search of sustainable mobility solutions for Imaginary City, and the role play around discussion of mobility improvement projects for municipalities.
Iryna Bondarenko from the Kyiv Cyclists Association presented manual on bicycle infrastructure planning in the cities and explained to municipality representatives how easy and pleasant can be the process of improvement of urban space for cyclists.
Important element of the experience exchange among participants of the training were presentations of the Ukrainian municipalities’ representatives on particular issues of mobility in their cities. Presentations of Lviv experts were especially relevant, namely Kostyantyn Baranyuk from the transport department of Lviv municipality, Demyan Danylyuk from the promotion department of Lviv municipality and Oleh Shmid, Lviv mayor advisor on sustainable mobility told about the past of transportation systems in the city, changes which take place and continue, success factors and challenges, faced by authorities and inhabitants of Lviv. An integral part of the training was short walk to the main train station and vicinity, observation and analysis of the situation of different transport modes interrelation and interaction and urban space distribution among different mobility modes.
Participants of the training delivered very positive feedback and many comments in their evaluation forms were about conducting similar events in the future.
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