Activities on updating of Urban Mobility Scenarios in the City of Zrenjanin

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Activities on updating of Urban Mobility Scenarios in the City of Zrenjanin

May 10th, 2022|News PLUS|

Due to recently finished section of the City of Zrenjanin by – pass, RDA Banat updating Mobility Scenarios on a way to include this into all three Mobility Scenarios as an existing condition now (pessimistic, moderate and optimistic scenarios). Furthermore, with first section of the by – pass open for traffic and knowing that construction works on all remaining parts are progressing well (deadline for construction works to be finished is end of 2022), the whole by – pass route will be taken into consideration as a very near future. With main corridors in the City of Zrenjanin getting free of heavy vehicles and transit traffic, an extra space will be available for organising of PT lanes, cycle lanes, etc., which will be taken into consideration in moderate and optimistic scenarios. Another project currently in phase of designing, motorway Belgrade – Zrenjanin – Novi Sad, will take major share of existing traffic transiting through the city, but will increase attractiveness and economic growth of the city itself. This will be included also as an input for future Mobility Scenarios.

 

Researches taken on post COVID traveling characteristics will be included as well:

  • overall reduction in traffic flow intensity followed with significant reduction in no. of busses operating on the most important corridors through Zrenjanin;
  • reduced attractiveness of public transport from suburban areas to the city central zone due to longer travel time;
  • consequently, increased usage of passenger cars as a first travel choice, especially on the route suburban areas – city centre;
  • minor increase in no. of pedestrians and cyclists;
  • slightly reduced no. of road crashes occurring in post Covid period, but not significant importance.

Parallel with this, RDA Banat are maintaining the communication lines with the relevant stakeholders in order to have them all involved in the process or sustainable planning.