15 representatives and experts from Hungarian municipalities and public transport companies visited Brno (Czechia) in a joint event organized by Magyar CIVINET and CIVINET Czech and Slovak Republics on the 20-21 April 2022. The goal of the two-days event was to learn from the mobility planning processes and their realization in another Central Eastern European city with similar cultural and economic background.
The tight agenda was comprised of both presentations and interactive site visits. The lecturers included professionals from the Municipality of Brno, the Brno Public Transport Company (DPMB), the regional public transport authority Integrated Transport System of the South Moravian Region (IDS JMK), the Chief Architect’s Office (KAM) and the Transport Research Centre (CDV), who were the hosts of the event. The topics of the lectures touched upon the city’s Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) and the preceding processes; the Integrated Urban Development Strategy; the general situation of the public transport in Brno and its metropolitan area; the role and tasks of DPMB and the IDS JMK and the new train station in the form of a 3D model. The participants had the chance to see the mock-up as well as the main touristic attractions of the city, such as the theatres, the cathedral, and the main square.
According to the impressions of the participants, Brno boosts a huge car-free inner-city area, and it is served by a large number of tram lines. On the other hand, cycling levels in the inner city are rather low.
The event was financed by the CIVITAS ELEVATE CIVINET Activity Fund.