Sustainable transport is one of the ways to mitigate climate change.

On February 25, 2021, an online project seminar was held on the development of a sustainable transport model for the city of Uzhhorod and its surroundings, at which transport experts from Ukraine and Slovakia discussed this topic together. The seminar was attended by experts in the field of sustainable mobility plans from the Košice self-governing region and the Ukrainian company A + S, experts on the integrated transport system from the company IDS Východ, policy makers and transport planners from Uzhhorod, the Transcarpathian State Administration and Kiev National University.

The aim of the seminar was to discuss and set the first steps in the creation of a Sustainable Transport Model for Uzhhorod using the experience of the Košice Region, which is the second project activity. “Sustainable Mobility Plans” have been developed in the Košice and Prešov regions. Based on these plans, transport documents for the city of Uzhhorod and surrounding municipalities will be prepared within the CLIMADAM project. Traffic flows and transport infrastructure could be improved through the possibility of implementing more effective sustainable measures.

At the beginning of the seminar, Professor Nataliya Kablak, Statutory of the Institute for the Development of the Carpathian Region, who is the partner responsible for the second project activity – Sustainable Transport Model for Uzhhorod using the experience of the Košice Region, presented the CLIMADAM project with a focus on this activity. This was followed by presentations on the current situation in the field of transport in the city of Uzhhorod and its surroundings. In the next part, Mr. Dmytro Bespalov, as an expert on transport models, presented the possibilities of creating models with examples of transport models already used in some Ukrainian cities.

Subsequently, Mr. Miroslav Fazekaš, Integrated Transport Officer at the Office of the Košice Self-governing Region, who represents a partner consulting the process of fulfilling this activity, presented the whole process of creating a Sustainable Transport Plan in the Košice Self-governing Region, which also includes a model of sustainable transport and which can serve as a model for the city of Uzhhorod and its surroundings.

The main transport problems have been identified in a joint, very fruitful discussion. Such problems should be taken into account and addressed in the sustainable transport model.

CLIMADAM project is financed by EEA Grants and Budget of Slovak Republic.

CLIMADAM – Climate Change Adaptation Strategy and Mitigation Steps for SK – UA crossborder region

Project code: GGC01008