Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan

All the City’s major goals and plans related to sustainable mobility are summarized in its Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP); Ostrava is one of the few Czech cities to have drawn up and approved a SUMP. This ambitious plan incorporates the following measures which will reduce the environmental impact of transport within the city:

Improving mobility and accessibility

  • Supporting public transport quality improvements
  • Developing and supporting cycling and pedestrian mobility
  • Improving accessibility

Improving safety

  • Improving safety for all (especially vulnerable groups – pedestrians/cyclists)
  • Improving safety for public transport passengers
  • Improving safety at specific locations and in problem areas
  • Improving enforcement of traffic laws

Improving quality of life and reducing environmental impacts

  • Eco-friendly transport (noise reductions, modernization of public transport vehicles, low-emission zones, etc.)
  • Smart urban planning and transport planning to reduce car use (development of soft mobility, i.e. pedestrian/cycle mobility), prevention of population drain and small business closures
  • Minimizing impacts of traffic noise on the population
  • Improvements in barrier-free access
  • Protection of rest areas from heavy traffic, planting of protective greenery

Improving the efficiency of the transport system and optimizing its usage

  • Minimizing congestion and delays
  • Effective and motivational parking policy, development of P+R (park & ride), K+R (kiss & ride), B+G (bike & go), B+R (bike & ride)
  • More efficient use of private cars (support for carsharing/carpooling), promotion/education and motivating people to use carsharing/carpooling


Measurable goals of the SUMP:

  • Ensure the modal share of public transport remains close to 2014 levels
  • By 2025, triple the modal share of cycle journeys
  • By 2050, reduce the number of transport-related fatalities to almost zero (by 2020, reduce to 50% of the 2010 figure)
  • By 2025, provide barrier-free access to all public buildings, public spaces, public transport vehicles/stops and main pedestrian routes within built-up areas
  • By 2020, phase out diesel buses in the fleet of the City Public Transport Corporation. In addition to the current fleet of 105 CNG buses, new electric buses and trolleybuses (partially battery-powered) will be purchased.