Implementing Sustainable Urban Travel Policies

National Peer Review: Hungary

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This book provides an analysis of the challenges Hungary is facing in its urban travel systems and an examination of 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.

The report finds that Hungary has increasingly crowded urban roads and rising car ownership and use.  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.

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Analysis of the Review Team

European Conference of Ministers of Transport

This section presents the analysis of the ECMT peer review team compiled during their visit to Hungary with additions based on the second visit of the Secretariat in 2003. In meetings with government experts and transport authorities, peer reviewers examined a wide variety of urban travel issues in Hungary – looking at both policy development and its implementation in the different relevant spheres, notably transport and traffic in urban areas, land use and spatial...

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