Project Results Implementation Sites
Implementation Site: Györ, Hungary

The following information is available about the educational institute travel plan network in Györ:


Area Information

The Municipality of Györ is the mid point between Budapest, Vienna and Bratislava.

Implementation sites: Györ

Figure 1: Location of Györ

Four Educational Institutions within the central and suburban educational area of Györ were identified as the LTPN area.

Implementation sites: Györ

 

Initially the LTPN site comprised the Kölcsey Ferenc Primary School, the Móricz Zsigmond Primary School, the Gárdonyi Géza Primary School and the Hild József Secondary School supported by the Education and Strategy department of the municipality. All schools are interested in environmental friendly education and energy efficient operation.

These Educational Institutions were chosen, because they experience many traffic related problems. Each school is located next to a main road with high traffic and with high CO2 emissions. Because of the high traffic levels, many accidents have occurred close to these schools and some of these have involved students. On the other hand, the schools have the advantage, that they are en route to their parent's workplaces.

All the schools are easily accessed by car. There have been recent expansions to the road network but investment in pedestrian and cycling infrastructure has been limited. All schools are easy to access by bus and in June 2009 new bus lines were introduced. The railway station is approximately 500 metres from one of the Network schools.

The LTPN area can be accessed via the Györ cycle route network. There are several on-road, shared pedestrian/cycle routes and quiet local road linking Györ city centre with the suburbs and vice versa, so linking the schools with their catchments. The city's new bicycle strategy provided a good opportunity to encourage modal shift to bicycle, thereby reducing the energy requirements for the journey to school.

In Györ in 2009, 35% of pupils at the 4 schools travelled to school as a car passengers, 26% by bus, 24% walked and 10% travelled by bus.

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