|GP: Budapest Transport Development Strategy (Hungary)|
Timescales: 2013 to 2014
Budapest’s Balázs Mór Plan, which is named after a famous, 19th century Hungarian transport engineer, has been designed to set out the strategic framework in which Budapest’s transport system will be developed until 2030. The plan, which was developed by Budapesti Közlekedési Központ (BKK; Centre for Budapest Transport), has at its heart the principles of a sustainable urban mobility plan (SUMP). It draws on past experience, as well as on international good practice and the views of stakeholders, to set out a transport strategy that determines the role of transport in achieving the city’s strategic development goals. The approach puts people and their environment at the centre of planning, and is line with the approach set out in the European Commission’s 2011 White Paper.
The extensive public and stakeholder engagement that supported the development of the plan involved collecting feedback from citizens via a dedicated website and engagement with more than 200 institutions, including local government, professional organisations and interest groups. The plan replaces a sectoral-specific approach to transport planning by an integrated approach. This includes integration between transport and urban development, the integration of the approach taken to the different modes of transport and integration between local, city-wide and regional transport systems.
The Balázs Mór Plan is the first time that a transport development strategy for the city of Budapest was:
- Developed according to the principles of sustainable urban mobility planning;
- Subject to comprehensive public consultation;
- Designed to include smart objectives for each transport mode; and
- Accompanied by a monitoring and evaluation system to enable the measurement of progress towards its strategic objectives.
Source: http://www.ceec.uitp.org/budapest; BKK (2014) Balázs Mór plan (in Hungarian only)