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City of Žilina, Slovakia


Number of inhabitants: 408,811

Mesto Žilina

Audit: 2013
Contact person: Ľuboš Slebodník
Auditor: Dana Sitányiová

The ADVANCE Audit Scheme was tested between February and October 2013. The Working Group consisted of 14 participants.

The current situation in many Slovak cities is characterised by a continuous increase of traffic, causing safety and environmental problems. The city of Žilina started to implement some ad hoc mobility management measures to enhance the transport system and increase the quality of life in the city. With the help of the ADVANCE Audit, it was possible to introduce the SUMP concept and to include it into the city mobility policy.

The base of the Local Action Plan was outlined by the audit results – the complex analysis of the current situation. The establishment of a Working Group during the audit process was a very important step that helped to start the collaboration among the different city departments and establish the basis for more systematic way of work in future.

Recommendations for the City of Žilina:

Mission fields

  • Design a communication system for mobility problems towards all stakeholders involved in the mobility system of the city and citizens
  • Establish a Mobility working group within the municipality with regular meetings
  • Develop and implement a Quality Management procedure for sustainable mobility projects
  • Develop the plan for systematic and regular monitoring of mobility related indicators

Action fields

  • Plan and implement Park & Ride facilities in the city
  • Introduce new barriers preventing car access to pedestrian areas
  • Design attractive streets for seniors, youth and children
  • Introduce more 30 zones in residential areas
  • Continue the development of the pedestrian network defined in the new SUMP
  • Develop navigation systems and information materials for tourists
  • Introduce pedestrian safety measures
  • Develop a cycling general plan for the city
  • Implement actions to reduce PT travel time and to increase the frequency
  • Achieve a more clean and energy efficient fleet in urban public transport
  • Foster the use of ICT in the public transport system
  • Implement pilot system for a car sharing and a car-pooling
  • Organise regular campaigns to raise awareness on sustainable mobility among citizens
  • Build parking space for freight transport outside the city and re-organise the freight transport