Warsaw’s city council has adopted a sustainable transport plan, with improvements based on agreements with neighbouring municipalities.

The plan has improved accessibility to transport for people with reduced mobility as one of its key aims, both in terms of space and functionality.

Another fundamental part of the plan is that advances will be defined by the needs and demands of local residents.

Finally, all activities described in the plan should support urban development that is compatible with the latest expert advice, as well as good practice on reducing negative environmental impacts.

The plan does not only refer to Warsaw, but also to neighbouring municipalities. Agreements have been signed between the Polish capital and these other cities, securing their co-operation and political and financial support.

Warsaw also recently introduced 100 traffic information boards (link is external) at tram stops, which show departure times in real-time and inform passengers about possible delays. 

Original author: Lewis Macdonald