Sofia, Bulgaria

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Population

agglomeration: 1,291,591
city: 1,211,348

Land area

1311 km2

Population density

985 inhabitants/km2


The Bulgarian capital Sofia is a unique juncture of four global transport destinations: the inter-continental diagonal main Northwest-Southeast route, the meridian-bound Euro-African main route, the diagonal Euro-African main route and the emerging transport corridor around the 40th parallel from the Caspian Sea via the Black Sea towards the Adriatic Sea.. Three of the Pan-European Transport Corridors cross on the area of Sofia District: Corridor No. 4 , No. 8 and No. 10.

Modal Split

14
32
51
Year 2010

Source:

CSDCS research under BENEFIT project

Year

2010

PT
Walk
Bike
Car
12
33
51
Year 2008

Source:

Data used from the Sofia Municipal report -2008 and own research performed in the frames of BENEFIT project.

Survey method:

The data relates to the average number of trips per day. “Trips” here relates to the mode which constitutes the major/longest part of the whole one way journey, from A to B.

Year

2008

Population (2008)

1,600,000

PT
Walk
Bike
Car driver
Taxi
Motorcycle
12
35
52
Year 2001

Source:

City of Sofia

Survey method:

Representative household survey

Year

2001

Population (2001)

1,376,461

PT
Walk
Bike
Car
12
35
52
Year 2001
12
33
51
Year 2008
14
32
51
Year 2010
PT
Walk
Bike
Car
Car driver
Taxi
Motorcycle

Contact person for Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning

Telephone: +359888708359
Email: bgdespotovsofiatraffic
City website:http://www.sofia.bg
Political representative: Yordanka Fandakova, Mayor

Participation in previous and current EU transport related projects

  • BENEFIT (2008 - 2011)   (show/hide more information)
    Mobility measures for companies
  • Participation in European City Networks (2009 - 2012)   (show/hide more information)
    Segment marketing techniques for energy efficient transport
  • Sofia public transport reform project (2011 - 2014)   (show/hide more information)
    Innovation of the ticketing system and creation of interoperable fare collection system (IFCS)
  • Integrated sheme for urban transport (2013 - 2016)   (show/hide more information)
    Measures for improvement of the urban transport in the capital
  • Eurocities

Status of the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan

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