Szeged, Hungary

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Population

agglomeration: 204,301
city: 161,122

Land area

281 km2

Population density

573 inhabitants/km2


Szeged is the third largest city of Hungary, situated near the southern (Romanian and Serbian) border of the country. It is the administrative and educational centre of the region with a major university, and a rising tourist destination in Hungary. Its economy is characterised by both traditional industries and attracting new services (SSCs, IT companies) with high added value.

The city is strongly committed to the development of its public transport system. Several tram, trolleybus and bus lines serve the transport demand of the inhabitants and the visitors of the city. Over the past 15 years, it has implemented varied mobility solutions, including establishing traffic calming zones; improving cycling infrastructure; creating new bus lines; expanding and reconstructing its tram and trolleybus network; and contactless payment for public transport tickets. It has also held public events for SUMP development and neighbourhood regeneration projects.

Szeged has taken part in several EU projects, is the National Network Manager of the Magyar CIVINET Network, and is active in the CIVITAS Political Advisory Committee. Szeged has won the “CIVITAS Legacy” Award in 2018 – for a city that has translated their inspiring and committed CIVITAS involvement into long-term implementation of innovative measures with a high impact.

Modal Split

18
17
36
29
Year 2018

Source:

Household survey by Trenecon Ltd.

Survey method:

Household survey

Year

2018

PT
Walk
Bike
Car
22
9
47
22
Year 2009

Source:

Szeged helyi közösségi közlekedéshez kapcsolódó háztartásfelvétel, COWI Magyarország

Survey method:

Household survey

Year

2009

Population (2009)

169,000

PT
Walk
Bike
Car
22
9
47
22
Year 2009
18
17
36
29
Year 2018
PT
Walk
Bike
Car

Contact person for Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning

Péter PÁZMÁNY

Email: eupazmany.peterszeged
City website:https://www.szegedvaros.hu/
Political representative: Sándor Nagy, Vice Mayor

Participation in previous and current EU transport related projects

Status of the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan

Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan exists. (Hungarian only)

There is also a SUMP summary in English here.

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