Kraków, Poland

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Population

agglomeration: 1,170,000
city: 767,300

Land area

327 km2

Population density

2348 inhabitants/km2


Kraków is the second largest city in the country. Its unique historical, cultural and scientific character still dominates the city’s economic and tourism development. Kraków welcomes around 8 million tourists each year and the Jagiellonian University, with some 140,000 students, is one of the oldest universities in Central and Eastern Europe.

Kraków was the first city in Poland to adopt a sustainable transport policy in 1993 and implemented a series of programmes and measures that referred to the use of space and the availability for different transport modes: pedestrian zones and zones with limited access for cars have been introduced and the infrastructure and public transport fleets have been modernised.

The city’s transport policy, updated in 2015, aims to create an efficient, safe, economical and environmentally friendly transport system for passengers and goods.

Modal Split

29
39
30
Year 2013

Source:

Comprehensive Transport Analysis

Year

2013

PT
Walk
Bike
Car
25
46
22
Year 2010

Source:

"Surveys of communication behaviors citizens of Krakow - Review" on request of The City of Kraków

Survey method:

paper surveys in 499 households. Surveyed were all people in the household 6+ years old.

Year

2010

Population (2010)

756,183

PT
Walk
Bike
Car driver
Taxi
Car passenger
30
48
21
Year 2003

Source:

City of Kraków

Survey method:

Household questionnaires

Year

2003

Population (2003)

756,183

PT
Walk
Bike
Car
30
48
21
Year 2003
25
46
22
Year 2010
29
39
30
Year 2013
PT
Walk
Bike
Car
Car driver
Taxi
Car passenger

Contact person for Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning

Tomasz Zwoliński

Telephone: +48 616 87 48
Email: krakow.pltomasz.zwolinskium
City website:http://www.krakow.pl
Political representative: Tadeusz Trzmiel, Deputy Mayor

Participation in previous and current EU transport related projects

  • CH4LLENGE (2013 - 2016)   (show/hide more information)
    The CH4LLENGE project supported mobility practitioners in improving local transport planning processes and developing quality Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans. It addressed the four most pressing challenges in sustainable urban mobility planning: participation, cooperation, measure selection as well as monitoring and evaluation.
  • CIVITAS Forum Network
  • CIVINET Polska

Status of the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan

1st generation of SUMP is being developed – shall be adopted late 2019.

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