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Arad

Arad is the main Western gateway of Romania. Located on one of the main Pan-European road and rail corridors, the city of Arad is one of the most prosperous and dynamic Romanian cities, gifted with a rich architectural heritage and a generous natural environment, mainly due to the Mureș river.

Arad has traditionally been a city of trams, with the largest network in Romania, after Bucharest (171 km), notable for its coverage and accessibility. Arad has also recently become a city of bicycles, with the longest urban network of cycle lanes in the country (135 km) and the highest rate of bicycle use nationally (8.2%).

After large investments in the rehabilitation of the tram infrastructure network, the local administration has started the process of renewing the tram fleet by acquiring six modern and energy-efficient trams, in parallel with the modernisation of the main depot and the first steps towards implementing e-ticketing system and outsourcing the county bus transportation services.

In the past years, the local administration has developed a series of environment-oriented strategies and a Sustainable Urban mobility Plan.

Arad has committed to a target of reducing its carbon emissions by 23% by 2020 and plans to sign up in the near future to the New Covenant of Mayors, which aims to reduce CO2/GHG emissions by at least 40% by 2030.

Arad is a member of the Covenant of Mayors, of Strasbourg Mayor’s Club (and a founding member of the club’s Green Energy Committee), of the UCLG (United Cities and Local Governments), the AVEC Network and the European Social Network.

City of Arad is involved in:

  • Bicycle Routes in the city of Arad through the Regional Operational Program (ROP), SMIS CODE 45620
  • Thermal Insulation of Apartment Buildings (4 projects) through the Regional Operational Program (ROP), SMIS CODE 40839
  • Rehabilitation of “Moise Nicoara” High School through the Regional Operational Program (ROP), SMIS CODE 12673
  • Road Connection Câmpul Liniştii St – Arad Ring Road, through the Regional Operational Program (ROP), SMIS CODE 18698
  • Rehabilitation of Road Passage Micalaca District, through the Regional Operational Program (ROP), SMIS CODE 18695
  • Rehabilitation of Road Passage Gradiste through the Regional Operational Program (ROP), SMIS CODE 18696
  • Rehabilitation of old historic centre- CIVAR, through the Regional Operational Program (ROP), SMIS CODE 1707
  • Tramline Level Crossings Modernisation, through the Regional Operational Program (ROP), SMIS CODE 18697
  • Rehabilitation of ”Padurice” Park, through the Regional Operational Program (ROP), SMIS CODE 18699
  • Rehabilitation of Center for the Elderly Micalaca District, through the Regional Operational Program (ROP), SMIS CODE 18700
  • Modernisation of Intercultural education for children and youth Centre ”Curcubeu”, through the Regional Operational Program (ROP), SMIS CODE 43206
  • E-Government through the Sectoral Operational Programme “Increase of Economic Competitiveness” (SOP), SMIS CODE 14356
  • Improvement of internet services quality in Arad and Oroshaza - HOT SPOTS through the Hungary-Romania Cross-Border Co-operation Programme 2007-2013 (HURO), registration no. 1001/272/1.2.2
  • Common press service for better intormation for the crossborder population - CrossPress, through the Hungary-Romania Cross-Border Co-operation Programme 2007-2013 (HURO), registration no.1001/276/1.2.3
  • Common development of bicycle routes in Arad and Gyula – Bicycle Routes, through the Hungary-Romania Cross-Border Co-operation Programme 2007-2013 (HURO), registration no. 1001/032/1.1.3
  • An inclusive peer-to-peer approach to involve EU conurbations and wide urban areas in participating to the Covenant of Mayors – CONURBANT, through the IEE Programme, IEE/10/380/SI 2.5894 27
  • Integrated Urban development of Vital Historic Towns as regional development centres in South Eastern Europe - VITO, through the South East Europe Transnational Cooperation Programme, SEE/A/169/4.1/X
  • Action of contrast to Hydraulic Emergency in local Urban Site - Achelous, through the Civil Protection Instrument, ECHO/SUB/2013/661051
  • My European City, through Europe for Citizens Programme , 2014-1443/001-001
  • European Accessible Sustainable Young Towns - EASY TOWNS, through Europe for Citizens Programme, 2015 - 0890/001 - 001
  • Cities for you, Cities for Europe through Europe for Citizens, 528926-EFC-1-2012-1-FR-EFC-NTT
  • Twinning Heist-op-den- Berg and Ara,d through Europe for Citizens, 520710-EFC-1-2011-2-BE-EFC_CM

City of Arad has published the following documents:

  • Sustainable Energy Action Plan for the Municipality of Arad (SEAP) 2012-2020 (Romanian version)
  • Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan for the Municipality of Arad 2016-2023 (Romanian version)
  • Strategy for the Transformation of the Municipality of Arad into a Green City 2016-2025 (Romanian version)

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Photo: courtesy of Arad City Council.
Photo: courtesy of Arad City Council.