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About the Mobility Pact

Currently, there is no data or protocol in place for interinstitutional collaboration that allows us to understand how the current traffic conditions influence our decision for a particular mode of transport.

We sought to understand the causes behind the current traffic congestion and what future actions could be implemented by the local government, companies and universities.

Between November 2017 and March 2018, the working group identified data related to traffic, available at municipal level.

We then worked with certain demonstrative and anonymous data sets to better understand the commuter flows from and to Cluj-Napoca and compared the efficiency of different modes of transport (car, public transport, bicycle) for certain destinations.

Results and lessons learned

Commuter flows in Cluj-Napoca are increasing. One in five people active in the labor market in the county is commuting to Cluj-Napoca. Most trips involve traveling relatively long distances, given the spatial distribution of housing and jobs. The car remains the most efficient means of transport, if we do not take in consideration the time needed to park.

The recommendation of the pact working group for the Cluj-Napoca Municipality and the Cluj-Napoca Public Transport Company were to adopt tools such as personalized transport plans that respond to the individual needs of Cluj residents, focusing on the involvement of the groups most open to change their chosen mode of transport (personalized plan for companies/ big employers, personalized plan for new neighborhoods such as Bună Ziua, personalized plan for schools).

69% of the students from Cluj universities do not live in student dormitories. The option of free monthly passes for public transport is currently used by one third of the students in Cluj-Napoca (taking into account significant annual fluctuations). The next prototype for the Urban Innovation Unit will aim to increase the number of students using the free pass option.

Working in this interdisciplinary formula, we identified the mix of competences necessary for the applied analysis of data related to urban mobility. The working group drafted a series of recommendations on data sets that could be extracted from the information already collected by the Cluj-Napoca Public Transport Company. These datasets could become available to any third party after adopting an Open Data protocol locally.

The Mobility Pact report

How we can use data and strategic partnerships at the city level for civil projects that improve the quality of life in Cluj-Napoca and in the region

Published in octomber 2018

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The Mobility Pact is represented by:

Adrian Neagomir (Evozon), Anamaria Vrabie (Cluj Cultural Center), Anca Goron (Life is Hard), Bianca Muntean (ARIES Transilvania), Bogdan Hruban (NTT Data), Bogdana Neamțu (Babeș-Bolyai University), Călin Hințea (Babeș-Bolyai University), Claudiu Salanță (County Council of Cluj-Napoca), Gabi Crețu (Evozon), Irina Daia (Evozon), Marcel Ielcean (Cluj-Napoca Municipality)

Mihai Racu ( Universitatea Tehnică Cluj-Napoca), Nicu Urs (Universitatea Babeș-Bolyai), Norbet Petrovici (Universitatea Babeș-Bolyai), Oana Buzatu (Primăria municipiului Cluj-Napoca), Ovidiu Cîmpean (Primăria municipiului Cluj-Napoca), Paul Brie (Evozon), Rarița Zbranca (Centru Cultural Clujean), Ștefan Teișanu (Centru Cultural Clujean), Titus Man (Universitatea Babeș-Bolyai), Victor Solea (NTT Data).

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