Brașov, Romania

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Population

agglomeration: 473,635
city: 289,878

Land area

267 km2

Population density

1084 inhabitants/km2


Brașov is situated in the centre of Romania and is the capital and the largest city of the Brașov County. It is surrounded by mountains and is located in the centre of Romania at the intersection of historic routes that link the main provinces of Romania. Brașov ranks second among Romanian tourist destinations, with Poiana Brașov, the most popular ski resort at 12 km from the City centre.

Also, the city of Brasov is the main municipality of a functional urban agglomeration that includes other 6 smaller cities (ranging from 5000 to 30 000 inhabitants ) and 10 rural communities (up to 8000 inhabitants).

The city’s mobility is influenced by the “star” configuration of the territory, the relations with the neighboring communities, the transit traffic and the tourism generated traffic (Brasov is the no. 1 winter sport destination in the country.) Brașov is one of the most important rail transport hubs in the country and has a very well developed transport infrastructure, including roads, bicycle lanes, parking places and public transport network.

Brașov is one of the 7 growth poles in Romania and from 2014 will develop a mobility plan for the entire region, the Brașov Metropolitan Area.

Modal Split

32
38
29
Year 2014

Source:

Final SUMP Report – Brașov/ November 2015

Survey method:

Traffic census in the main points of Brașov

Year

2014

Population (2014)

274,491

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Contact person for Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning

Aurelian Leonard DANU

Telephone: +40 268 547 616
Email: rotransportmetropolabrasov
City website:http://www.brasovcity.ro
Political representative: George SCRIPCARU, Mayor of Brașov

Participation in previous and current EU transport related projects

  • MMOVE (2008 - 2012)   (show/hide more information)
    • MMOVE supports interregional exchange on sustainable mobility policies for medium sized European cities.
  • EPTA (2011 - 2014)   (show/hide more information)
    • The EPTA project aims at increasing public transport sustainability focusing on environmental, energy and economic aspects, through the identification of a MODEL of PTA (Public Transport Agency) as a powerful tool of governance.
  • SCHOOLCHANCE (2017 - 2021)   (show/hide more information)
    • SCHOOL CHANCE aims to explicitly incorporate children’ independent mobility into regional policies.

Status of the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan

SUMP was completed at the end of 2015 and updated in 2017.

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