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Integrated urban transport of the city of Veliko Turnovo

Organisation: Economic Policy Institute Website: Added: October 30, 2023
Project start date: July 19, 2019
Project end date: December 19, 2023


With the present project proposal Veliko Tarnovo Municipality undertakes specific measures for improving the transport infrastructure, traffic management, the accessibility of the urban transport service, the city's functionality by reducing congestion in the central city areas, improving mobility, and last but not least limiting the negative impact of transport on the environment and on human health. The project proposes an integrated territorial approach, including a system of interconnected activities aimed at permanently improving the economic, social and environmental state of the territory. The project envisages the following integrated measures and groups of activities: 1. Equipping 22 of the busiest bus stops of the urban public transport with electronic information boards; control center with positioning system for public transport vehicles, incl. the supply of equipment and the corresponding application software as well as functional upgrade and integration with the existing ICT and infrastructure serving the paid parking spaces; 2. Introducing a new urban bus line; 3. Delivery of 3 electric buses serving the newly established urban bus line complying with the European emission standards; 4. Installing of 1 charging station for charging newly purchased electric vehicles; 5. Rehabilitation of the street network and the adjoining infrastructure to it, construction of a pedestrian overpass, reconstruction of 2 road junctions, improvement of the traffic of 4 road junctions by modernizing the traffic lights of some of busiest traffic intersections in the city; 6. Construction of two buffer parking lots near the key knots of the urban public transport outside the city center, as well as a parking system and information boards for parking at five 24/7-secured parking lots being a complete solution for management and control of public parking lots.

Financial data

Total project cost: EUR 6 456 733 / Grant: EUR 5 638 852 / Own funding: EUR 817 881 / EU co-financing percentage: 85.00 %


The project can be considered a good practice also based on it holistic approach, which also includes construction of two buffer parking lots near the key knots of the urban public transport outside the city center.

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European Climate Initiative (EUKI)
This project is part of the European Climate Initiative (EUKI). EUKI is a project financing instrument by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK). The EUKI competition for project ideas is implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. It is the overarching goal of the EUKI to foster climate cooperation within the European Union (EU) in order to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions.