Sustainability in the Baltics: Developing Transport Strategies in Lithuania



Sustainability in the Baltics: Developing Transport Strategies in Lithuania

Authors

DEAN M, W S Atkins,UK and VILHOF P, Cowi, Lithuania

Description

Over the last two years, WS Atkln~ and Cowl have been involved in the development of urban transport strategies in Lithuania's major cities of Vilnins (the capital), Kannas, Klaipeda, Siauliai and Panevezys (the next four largest cities). This work has be

Abstract

Over the last two years, WS Atkln~ and Cowl have been involved in the development of urban transport strategies in Lithuania's major cities of Vilnins (the capital), Kannas, Klaipeda, Siauliai and Panevezys (the next four largest cities). This work has been carried out for the Ministry of Transport of the Republic of Lithuania under the general auspecis of the EC PHARE programme and their Project Management Unit based in Vilnins. This paper draws on our recent experience and reviews common themes in the changes and ehaUenges that are facing these cities and other urban areas in central and eastern Europe. In particular it addresses the implications for the transport network of the desire to see greater social and economic freedom in society and how this impacts on the development of sustainable transport strategies.

Publisher

Association for European Transport