Pardubice, Czech Republic

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Population

city: 89,552

Land area

106 km2

Population density

1152 inhabitants/km2


Pardubice is situated on the bank of the second longest river in the Czech Republic, the Labe River, where there is a mouth of another river called Chrudimka. The town is located 100km east of the capital city of Prague, 150km north-west of Brno. Pardubice is in the area of Labe Lowlands with average elevation of 225m and its area is 78 km2. The area is of lowland character without many hills. Pardubice is also very accessible by almost all modes of transport. It is an important node on the European rail network. It lies only 104 km from Prague. It even has its own airport. The first trolleybuses emerged in the town in 1952. From then on the transportation developed and new sections started to open. The fleet comprises low-floor vehicles, CNG vehicle, etc. The emphasis is mainly on ecology. Vehicles are often changed and old ones are discarded. Pardubice Public Transport Company transports up to almost 10mil people per year. Lines of the city transportation also run to the surrounding villages and it is also being considered to start a line to nearby Chrudimi and Hradec Králové. Pardubice is one of the most significant railway junctions in the country. From Pardubice it is possible to go to many towns not only in the Czech Republic, but also in Europe. An example is the connection to Hamburg, Vienna, Warsaw, Bratislava, Žilina, Budapest, Belgrade, etc.

Modal Split

28
18
19
35
Year 2013

Source:

TRAVEL BEHAVIOUR SURVEY AND MODAL SPLIT ANALYSIS – CITY OF PARDUBICE, Central MeetBike project

Year

2013

PT
Walk
Bike
Car
28
18
19
35
Year 2013

Survey method:

TRAVEL BEHAVIOUR SURVEY AND MODAL SPLIT ANALYSIS – CITY OF PARDUBICE, CENTRAL MEETBIKE PROJECT

Year

2013

PT
Walk
Bike
Car
28
18
19
35
Year 2013
28
18
19
35
Year 2013
PT
Walk
Bike
Car

Contact person for Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning

Vojtech JIRSA

Telephone: +420466859203
Email: czvojtech.Jirsammp
City website:http://www.pardubice.eu/
Political representative: Michal Koláček, Deputy Mayor

Participation in previous and current EU transport related projects

  • Central MeetBike (2011 - 2014)   (show/hide more information)
    The project Central MeetBike aims to create really good conditions for cycling in Central Europe using good practice examples already successfully implemented in Germany.
  • CH4LLENGE (2013 - 2016)   (show/hide more information)
    CH4LLENGE addresses the four most pressing challenges in the development and implementation of Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans.

Status of the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan

The city has very good basis for starting with SUMP. Officers and politicians are aware about principles of sustainable transport. City won the price Best cycling city in the Czech Republic in 2014. City is a member of the Czech association of cycling cities.

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