My name is Milena Perpelea , I am mechanical engineer and, since 2005, the European Projects Responsible in the International Relations Department. I am dealing with tracking, administration and coordination of the implementation of programs and projects for sustainable development of the municipality by implementing procedures to access and absorb structural funds and other types of financing.
I was project manager/local coordinator for: PRACTISE (Promoting renewable energy and improving sustainable) IEE Programme (2007-2009), SPICYCLES (Sustainable Planning and Innovation bicycle) - IEE Programme 2006 -2008, CIVITAS II - SUCCESS (Small Urban Communities for sustainable environmental solutions, FP6) 2005-2008, CATS (City Alternative Transport System, FP7) 2012-2015, BIONIC - Networks of biofuels for Communities program IEE 2006-2008, Municipal Ploiesti West Park – POR 2007-2013, Axis 1, 2011-2016.
What is the population of your city? Ploiesti population: 209945
What is congestion like in your city? Is it considered a serious problem?
Traffic congestion is a serious problem and worsen with increasing traffic. We have not dedicated bus lanes.
How much cycling is there in your city? What about walking? Please give the mode shares if you know them.
In 2006, the CIVITAS - SUCCES project elaborated the Strategic Trafficking Plan for alternative transport in Ploiesti that provided the first strategic transport framework alternatively (walking and cycling). Following this project, 8 km of cycling tracks were set up for bikes on bd. Bucharest, on bd. Independence and Posta Street. From that point on the network bicycle tracks have not been extended. Mode shares: Walking 26, 4%, PT 38, 75%, Car 33, 95%. , cycling 0,9%
How seriously are they taken as modes of transportation?
The Mobility Plan (SUMP) incorporates a package of growth measures attractiveness, safety and security in terms of walking and cycling. Existing infrastructure has been analyzed and improved where it has been imposed. New infrastructure has been developed, not just along transport routes
motorized. Dedicated infrastructure was thought so that pedestrian transport with bicycle to be separated from heavy motorized traffic in order to reduce travel distances where appropriate. Infrastructure measures will be complemented by other technical measures as well as light policies and measures.