What is P+ project and why Prague does it?

The Sustainable Mobility Plan (well-known across the world under the English term Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan) is a strategic document – plan in the area of transportation. It conceptually solves the problematics of all kinds of transportation (public and individual, for passengers or lorries, with or without engine and for other forms of quieter transportation and parking).

On the grounds of an analysis of the transportation system as a whole, it will propose objectives and particular measures, which will be in accordance with the principles of sustainable mobility and will have these effects:

  • Improvement of accessibility
  • Higher efficiency of passenger and goods transportation, reduction of energy burden
  • Reduction of environmental pollution
  • Attractive public areas of higher quality
  • Increase of traffic safety

The Sustainable Transportation Plan for Prague and its suburbs solves the traffic problem as a whole, but does not separate any specific types of transportation. Conversely, it is trying to take advantage of the strength of each one. It places emphasis on the mutual interconnection. Not only are professionals, respective state and municipal organizations, or organizations from the Mid-Bohemian region included into the preparation process of the Sustainable Mobility Plan, but also the public.

The plan’s goal is to the “set switches“ for future traffic development in such a manner that the environment would not worsen due to the traffic (noise, pollution) and people would not lose their freedom of movement at the same time. Our objective is an active, goal seeking and sustainable traffic policy for the capital city.

 

There are three basic parts of the structure of the Sustainable Mobility Plan:

  • Analytical part (analysis of the current situation – using accessible analytical documents of the city (e.g. ÚAP), carrying out traffic and social science surveys, SWOT analysis, actualization of the transit model, development scenarios, etc.)
  • Strategic part (defining a vision and setting of goals)
  • Proposals and implementation (measures proposals, etc.). The result of the proposing part will be the so-called “Action Plan of Mobility“, which will set projects and measures through priority, the execution of which will help to meet the strategic goals in the area of mobility.

The Sustainable Mobility Plan should lead to the improvement in the quality of life in the city environment of Prague and also reach the affected territory of the Mid-Bohemian region – the so-called metropolitan area.

The Sustainable Mobility Plan is one of the important conditions for the possibility of drawing funds from the European Union – for the Operational Program Transport (OPD) and the Integrated Regional Operational Programme (IROP) for applications submitted after January 1, 2018. Because of this, it is estimated to be completed in 2018.