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Budapest (HU)

Budapest (HU)

Budapest, the capital city of Hungary, is facing a series of challenges in the field of transport and mobility: an increasing number of cars, lack of high-capacity roads which make it possible to avoid the city for through-traffic, lack of an extended high-capacity local public transport network (e.g. subway, suburban railway) and growing sub-urbanisation.

Altogether, this causes increasing car traffic along with all of its negative effects such as noise and pollution.

Budapest is/was involved in the EU projects CATCH-MRCH4LLENGE, FLOW, NODESSTARS, SUMPS UP, TIDE and SUNRISE.

http://www.bkk.hu

  • Member Type: Full Member
  • Management Committee: Yes
General Information
  • Land area: 525 km²
  • Total population: 1.721.556 (2009)
  • Population density: 3280 / km² (2009)
Road network length
  • Motorways: 0
  • Main roads: 1000 (2011)
  • Secondary roads: 3000 (2011)
  • Cycling network: 200 (2011)
Traffic volume
  • Traffic volume: 1,87 million trips/day (2004)
Public transport
  • Metro: 35 km (2009)
  • Tram: 156 km (2009)
  • Bus: 1060 km (inlc. trollybus) (2009)
Modal split
  • Car: 28,8%
  • Public transport: 45,9%
  • Cycling: 1,3%
  • Walking: 21,8%
  • Other 2,2%