Smart Parking Policy in Varna, Bulgaria

Ilieva, Lucia (2019) Smart Parking Policy in Varna, Bulgaria. IS THIS THE REAL WORLD? Perfect Smart Cities vs. Real Emotional Cities. Proceedings of REAL CORP 2019, 24th International Conference on Urban Development, Regional Planning and Information Society. pp. 977-978. ISSN 2521-3938

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Varna is the third largest city in Bulgaria and the biggest seaside resort on the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast. Situated strategically in the Gulf of Varna and having 350 000 inhabitants, Varna is an important centre for business, transportation, education, tourism and entertainment and is often called “the maritime capital of Bulgaria”. The traffic is Varna is very intense and the old historical center is always full of on-street parked cars. In the high season the city is visited by over a million of tourists and the congestions, air pollution and noise are very high making the destination less attractive. In 2015 CSDCS invited Varna to participate as a Bulgarian city in the CIVITAS PROSPERITY Project and both partners started its implementation in 2016. The behavior of the Varna decision-makers changed very fast and they decided to implement a SUMP. The new parking policy is an important part of the new planning process that started its implementation by the end of 2017 and will be opened in May 2018. The paper describes the innovative solutions in the parking policy in the 2nd biggest city of Bulgaria that will be implemented for the first time in the country and will really make the maritime capital a city with a smart mobility.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: parking policy, blue zone, traffic, Bulgaria, Civitas Prosperity
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
J Political Science > JS Local government Municipal government
Depositing User: REAL CORP Administrator
Date Deposited: 28 Jan 2021 10:34
Last Modified: 28 Jan 2021 15:49

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