The short study "Sustainable Mobility in Bratislava" offers an insight into traffic and mobility in Bratislava. On this basis, it develops recommendations for making urban mobility increasingly sustainable. The aim of the study is to provide local actors who are committed to more sustainable mobility in the city with an overview of mobility-relevant fields of action in Bratislava, as well as a selection of strategies and measures to help them implement sustainable urban mobility support.
The target groups of the study are political decision-makers, staff of the urban administration's urban and transport planning departments, as well as the local civil society.
Bratislava is a city that has experienced a very significant increase in car traffic in the recent past, which was primarily at the expense of local public transport. Cycling hardly plays a role in the everyday mobility of the city's inhabitants. The study examines the conditions for using alternatives to the private car in the city, and discusses strengths and weaknesses of these alternatives. It also identifies good practice about promotion of sustainable urban mobility in other European cities, which are comparable to Bratislava and which face similar challenges to further sustainable mobility. These good examples are examined with regards to their transferability potential and their potential to be implemented in Bratislava.
The most important recommendations are to increase the ambition of the local and regional transport plans, and to introduce more measures that have a restrictive effect on the use of private cars.