Eptisa develops a Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan in Galati, Romania

Este Plan permitirá a la ciudad gestionar la movilidad para que sea compatible con los requisitos europeos y nacionales e identificar las futuras inversiones prioritarias en el sector

March 23, 2015

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has awarded Eptisa a new contract to carry out the project "Galati Urban Transport Rehabilitation Project – Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan" (SUMP).

The main objective of this assignment is to develop the SUMP that will enable the City to manage mobility to be compatible with European and national requirements and identify the future priority investments in the sector. The SUMP will be based on an Urban Transport Model (GIS support) using a software platform.

As Consultant, Eptisa is responsible for defining the “study area” on which the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan will be focused on. This study area must contain the entire transport system, serving the whole urban and neighbourhood area. This contract, with six months of duration, started in January 2015 and has as completion date July 2015.

The Plan aims to create sustainable urban transport system by addressing, at minimum, the following objectives:

  • Ensuring that the transport system is available and accessible to all, such that urban public facilities including public transport can provide services on an inclusive basis;
  • Improving safety and security in all modes of transport and reducing the number of accidents;
  • Reducing air and noise pollution, greenhouse gas (“GHG”) emissions and energy consumption;
  • Improving the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of the transportation of persons, including both municipal and private transport providers;
  • Contributing to enhancing the attractiveness and quality of the urban environment and urban design;
  • Elaborate a general and specific set of indicators, regarding the mobility, socio-economic and urban development of the City, which will be monitored in evaluating the effectiveness of the Plan associated to established objectives;
  • Developing non-motorised modes and intermodal transport networks;
  • Propose recommendations on Private Sector Participation (“PSP”) opportunities in the provision of urban transport services in Galati Municipality.

 Eptisa develops a Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan in Galati, Romania