Pécs, Hungary

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Population

agglomeration: 250,000
city: 144,188

Land area

163 km2

Population density

885 inhabitants/km2


Pécs is the 5th largest city in Hungary, located on the slopes of the Mecsek mountain in the south-west of the country, close to the border of Croatia.

Pécs is the administrative, educational and cultural centre of the region with a major university, and a popular tourist destination in Hungary. It was the European Capital of Culture in 2010, which induced cultural and infrastructural developments. Its structure is characterized by a historic centre surrounded by the old city wall, large housing estates in the outskirts and single family-house areas on the hillside.

The location of the city is relatively peripheric within the country, with a rural hinterland and no other major urban centres in its vicinity. The M6-M60 motorway connects Pécs and Budapest with the driving time between the two cities taking just over 2 hours, while the journey by train takes 3 hours. Main road no. 6 crosses the city giving it an east-west axle and leaves it towards Barcs at the Croatian border.

With a well-established local bus network the outer parts of the historic city centre can be easily accessed from all directions. Public transport in Pécs is provided the city’s internal operator Tükebusz.

Modal Split

28
40
29
Year 2014

Source:

Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan of Pécs

Year

2014

PT
Walk
Bike
Car
28
40
29
Year 2012

Year

2012

Population (2012)

152,452

PT
Walk
Bike
Car
28
40
29
Year 2012
28
40
29
Year 2014
PT
Walk
Bike
Car

Contact person for Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning

Ferenc Kőnig

Telephone: +36-72-533-890
Email: pecs.hukonigfph
City website:http://www.pecs.hu

Participation in previous and current EU transport related projects

Status of the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan

Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan exists.

SUMP approved by the General Assembly in April 2017.

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