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Burgas: a transport pioneer

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  • mobility

Burgas' ambitious transport plans feature in a new Covenant of Mayors video case study

EUROCITIES member Burgas in Bulgaria is featured in the most recent Covenant of Mayors video case study on sustainable transport.

Back in 2009, Burgas launched an ambitious plan to develop an integrated transport system to accommodate the local population and the many tourists that visit the region.

The first outcomes of the project are now visible. Last February, the city's bus fleet was entirely replaced by 67 new clean vehicles. This summer Burgas launched the first bike hire system in Bulgaria, making some 100 bikes available for residents and tourists.

All the city’s efforts are now concentrated on the construction of the new Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) line which should be operational in 2015, creating a north-south bus corridor through the city.

Burgas is also actively participating in our IEE-funded project CASCADE, and is hosting a mentoring visit on energy in urban transport this month which will be attended by Warsaw. 

Watch the video here.