Zlín, Czech Republic

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city: 75,112

Land area

103 km2

Population density

730 inhabitants/km2

Zlín is a city in the Zlín Region, southeastern Moravia, Czech Republic, on the Dřevnice River. The development of the modern city is closely connected to the Bata Shoes company and its social scheme, developed after the First World War.he city's architectural development was a characteristic synthesis of two modernist urban utopian visions: the first inspired by Ebenezer Howard's Garden city movement and the second tracing its lineage to Le Corbusier's vision of urban modernity. From the very beginning Baťa pursued the goal of constructing the Garden City proposed by Ebenezer Howard. However, the shape of the city had to be 'modernized' so as to suit the needs of the company and of the expanding community. Zlín's distinctive architecture was guided by principles that were strictly observed during its whole inter-war development. Its central theme was the derivation of all architectural elements from the factory buildings. The central position of the industrial production in the life of all Zlín inhabitants was to be highlighted.The city is currently served by 13 bus routes and 13 trolleybus routes, and also railway services on line 331

Modal Split

Year 2015


Data for Transport Master Plan of the City

Survey method:

Household census



Population (2015)



Contact person for Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning

Karel Říha

Telephone: 577 630 728
Email: eukarelrihazlin
City website:http://www.zlin.eu
Political representative: Josef Novák, member of City Council

Participation in previous and current EU transport related projects

  • BUMP (2014 - 2017)   (show/hide more information)
    BUMP provides city planners, environmental and technical officers in local authorities, with the knowledge and skills to plan and manage sustainable mobility in urban and peri-urban areas. Moreover, BUMP supports the most committed towns and cities to produce their own Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans.
  • CIVINET Czech and Slovak Republics

Status of the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan

The city has not SUMP yet. The city is in the process of development of Transport Master Plan. After the finishing the TMP the city will try to "upgrade" it into regular SUMP.

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