Sustainable Transport Development Concept – „Ivano-Frankivsk Mobil“

Sustainable Transport Development Concept – „Ivano-Frankivsk Mobil“
Implementation:  2012-2015
Funder: BMZ (developpp with Dreberis GmbH and PTV AG)
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Ivano-Frankivsk is an attractive economic and cultural centre of Western Ukraine with about 240,000 inhabitants. The goals of the city’s development strategy are to become an attractive investment location, to support small and medium enterprises, to improve living conditions for its citizens, and to make Ivano-Frankivsk a centre of tourism in Western Ukraine. The city administration has acknowledged that modern, European-style transport and mobility planning is an essential step for the city’s future development.

However, the overall transport conditions in Ivano-Frankivsk are similar to other Ukrainian cities:

  • Increasing car ownership and use;
  • A complex public transport system with limited operational efficiency;

  • Lack of an integrated database on structural, transport and mobility data;
  • Responsibilities concerning transport—in both planning and execution—are not clearly allocated.

Ivano-Frankivsk shows that sustainable urban mobility planning can be implemented even within difficult environments. In 2009, the city restricted car traffic in the heart of the city centre. To access the area, drivers have to pay a fee of approx. USD 5 (residents get a discount). This has helped to reduce traffic and parking in the historic centre and positively affects urban quality of life.


Through an international development partnership, the city administration of Ivano-Frankivsk is supported in the elaboration of an integrated concept for sustainable urban mobility. The project “Ivano-Frankivsk Mobil” is jointly funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the implementing companies PTV Transport Consult and Dreberis.

Results achieved so far

The following steps in the Ivano-Frankivsk Mobil project have been taken so far:

  • A working group was established, consisting of different city departments and key stakeholders involved in transport management and planning;
  • The city started to develop a bicycle strategy with the support of local cycling activists;
  • The city conducted a survey on mobility patterns and interests and comprehensive traffic counts;
  • A transport model was developed and handed over to the city. The city hired additional personnel for the utilisation and further development of the model.
  • A public workshop on the vision and development priorities for the city’s mobility concept was held in May 2014;
  • An urban mobility plan document will summarise the analysis of the current situation in Ivano-Frankivsk and provide recommendations for measures in administrative processes as well as in the specific action fields of automotive, public, bike and pedestrian transport. This document will be the first step of a long-term development.