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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Institutional Context for Sustainable Urban Travel

European Conference of Ministers of Transport

General administrative structure of Hungary The 20th century has seen several profound changes in the overall administrative organisation of Hungary. The Trianon Peace Treaty of 1920 following the First World War significantly reduced the size of Hungary’s territory and population and defined its current borders. A communist regime assumed power in 1948 and was removed by Constitutional amendment 40 years later in October 1989...

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