Presentation on theme: "Urban mobility organization and governance in Riga Riga March 5, 2015."— Presentation transcript:
Urban mobility organization and governance in Riga Riga March 5, 2015
Capital of the Republic of Latvia, founded in 1201 657424 inhabitants in Riga and>1 200 500 in Riga Region The area of Riga – 307,17 km 2 The density of the population in Riga – 2321 inhabitants per km 2 Length of streets 1173 km Number of streets 1778 Regulated intersections and pedestrian crossings 350 Length of cycling tracks 50km Length of cycling lanes 6 km Number of bridges, tunnels, crossovers and viaducts 130 Facts about Riga
Riga and policies Riga City Long Term Development Strategy till 2030 Riga City Development Program for 2014-2020 Riga City Public Transport Development Strategy 2005 - 2018 Riga City Air Quality Improvement Action Program for 2011- 2015 Riga City Sustainable Energy Action Plan for a Smart City for 2014 - 2020
Riga and CO 2 Source: study „Use of hydrogen technologies in Riga public transport - environmental and economic aspects”
Local urban air pollution Canyon Street - tightly built streets, where the height of buildings is greater than the width of the carriageway. Source of the pollution (stationary or mobile) creates emissions in the local environment and influences human health, as well as affect wildlife and inanimate objects, causing material damages. CO, NO x, PM 10/2.5, hydrocarbons (BTX and benzo(a)pyrene) and SO 2 are considered to be transport air pollutants in the local environment.
Comparison of local emissions of Euro III, Euro V & Euro VI & Electric drive bus Emissions are estimated according to the consumption of 1 liter of diesel, bus moving on urban routes * - 1 liter of diesel is energy equivalent to 0.2975 kg of hydrogen Local emissions, g EURO III diesel engines EURO V diesel engines EURO VI diesel engines Electric drive bus CO 2 2641 0 CO2115 0 HC6.551.30 NOx49.62040 PM daļiņas10.20.050 Source: study „Use of hydrogen technologies in Riga public transport - environmental and economic aspects”
Alternative fuels Source: Non-polluting energy for the transport – European alternative fuels strategy COM(2013)18
Source: FCH JU study “Urban buses: alternative powertrains for Europe” Different bus powertrains comparison
Riga actual activities Study on "Use of hydrogen technologies in Riga public transport, environmental and economic aspects” HIT 2 – Corridors Hydrogen Infrastructure for Transport. Project will realise HRS in Gothenburg, Stockholm and Voikoski (in Finland) and new implementation plans for Finland, Riga, Poland and Belgium. “H2 nodes” – Riga part is Trolleybus backup traction power providing diesel generator replacement with equivalent power hydrogen fuel cells to obtain hybrid hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle with zero emissions. “NewBusFuel” - Engineering studies for large scale bus refuelling Development of hydrogen refueling infrastructure. "Commercialization Strategy for Fuel Cell Electric Buses in Europe” - Program of Fuel cell electric bus implementation in Riga public transport fleet development
Commercialisation Strategy for Fuel Cell Electric Buses in Europe Riga City Council and Municipal LLC "Rīgas Satiksme” participate in the FCH JU supported "Commercialization Strategy for Fuel Cell Electric Buses in Europe" as consortium partners in order to make a decision, based on experience and knowledge, on the most suitable zero-emission transportation solutions for the passenger transport and to help the country to achieve the CO 2 reductions till 2020, set by the EU, taking into account the existing infrastructure in Riga and economic feasibility of action.
Commercialisation Strategy for Fuel Cell Electric Buses in Europe
Introduction of low carbon (low capacity) alternative fuels, which focus on excluding of the carbon from the fuel, as the carbon creates the largest percentage of pollution and pollutes the environment with coal and its compounds (soot, hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide CO, carbon dioxide CO2). The transition to hydrogen and electricity as an energy carrier marks the start of a new era in the zero-emission transport, characterized by a more efficient use of energy resources and lower environmental pollution, which is the basic guideline for the development of SMART CITIES. Riga – smart city
Pre-feasibility study and technical-economical solutions on the available energy resources and development of the infrastructure. Conducted evaluation of existing infrastructure. Prepared technical specifications in order to fully ensure fueling, charging and operation of the zero-emission vehicles. Evaluation of the existing legislation and adaptation of EU legislation/directives, where experience of other EU cities, regions and municipalities can be very useful. Riga suggestions
Vadims Baraņņiks Chairman of Riga City Council's Committee of Traffic and Transport Issues email@example.com www.riga.lv Thank you and welcome!