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Cyprus

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Cyprus is an island country in the Eastern Mediterranean and the third largest and third most populous island in the Mediterranean.  Available modes of transport are by road, sea and air. Cyprus is one of only four EU nations in which vehicles drive on the left-hand side of the road, a remnant of British colonisation. A Series of motorways  runs along the coast from Paphos east to Ayia Napa, with two motorways running inland to Nicosia, one from Limassol and one from Larnaca.

There were approximately 344,000 privately owned vehicles, and a total of 517,000 registered motor vehicles in the Republic of Cyprus in 2006. Cyprus has several heliports and two international airports: Larnaca International Airport   and Paphos International Airport. The main harbours of the island are Limassol and Larnaca , which service cargo, passenger and cruise ships.

The SUMP’s studies include the preparation of a series of smaller studies on specific issues relating to sustainable mobility, such as:

  • public transport
  • traffic management
  • an integrated cycling network
  • a pedestrian network
  • freight transport
  • the development of an integrated policy for parking management
  • accessibility to special groups such as people with disabilities, senior citizens, students etc
  • intelligent transport systems
  • road safety
  • reallocation of road space and proposals regarding the spatial and mobility planning of the city

SUMP’s will benefit cities for lower traffic, better walking and cycling routes and behavioural change of the citizens. In addition, economic benefits, better health conditions and reduction of noise, air quality and carbon emissions.

Sustainable Mobility in Cyprus

Nicosia developed an Integrated Mobility Master Plan (IMMP) in 2010.
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The implementation of measures proposed in the IMMP are expected to finish within 2019.

Then the development of SUMPs for the other cities with EU co-funding, came up and expected to finish 2020.

In March 2017, under the supervision of the Ministry of Transport, Communication and Works, a study of the SUMP of the greater Limassol Area started and it is due to be delivered in February 2019

A government department has issued a tender for a study of the development of a Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) for the metropolitan urban area of Larnaca. They are in the final short list and within 2018 the selected consortium will start.

Forthcoming tenders for Paphos and Famagusta SUMP’s are in the way.

National Contact Point for Cyprus

Startagem Energy Ltd
Tel: +357 25246802
Email: info@stratagem.com.cy