Mobility Management Monitors Latvia 2011

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Mobility Management Monitors Latvia 2011
Multimodal transport
Funding: National (Latvia)
Duration: 06/09 - 10/11
Transport Themes: Multimodal transport (key theme).
Passenger transport, Freight transport, Multimodal transport, Regulation, competition and public services, Infrastructure and TEN-T, Land-use and transport planning, Security and Safety, Transport management, Long-term perspectives, Environmental impacts, Economic and regional impacts, Accessibility, social and equity impacts
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Background & policy context: 

The only document (besides previously mentioned Riga and Pieriga Mobility Plan) is Sustainable Development Strategy of Latvia until 2030 (approved in government on 10th of June 2010)  A group of experts led by associate professor Roberts Ķīlis, in accordance with the task of the Ministry of Regional Development and Local Government, has developed the draft sustainable development strategy of Latvia “Latvija2030”. Persons representing different age groups and professions from around Latvia also took active part in the creation thereof, so we would like to express our deepest gratitude to everyone who participated in discussions and forums that took place within the framework of the project “Latvia 2030. Your Choice” and expressed their opinion regarding strategic choices and potential solutions for the development of Latvia. The task of the strategy is to outline the state development guidelines and spatial perspective for the time period until 2030. “Latvija2030” emerged in the result of extensive discussions in different places of Latvia, on the Internet and other media and not in offices or among limited number of experts. Thus, although the development of this document was commissioned by the public administration, the society of Latvia is the true owner of this strategy. In 2030 there is a chapter Energy Efficient and Environmentally Friendly Transport Policy: (236) Environmentally friendly transport. To promote the transition of the public transport and private vehicles to electric drive, vehicles equipped with engines operated by biogas and biofuel and hybrid engines, thus reducing environmental pollution and the consumption of fossil energy resources. To limit irrational use of freight transport, applying fiscal methods, as well as to promote the use of freight transport, which emits the lowest amount of polluting substances per unit of the freight carried and per mass of the vehicle. For freight transport, railway and ports should be used as much as possible and motor roads – as less as possible, thus investments in port infrastructure should be provided for, electrifying quaysides, improving collection of waste and pollution. The intensity of the use of private vehicles should be reduced in the biggest cities and agglomerations thereof, the use of public transport and cycling should be promoted. Access to broadband Internet and e-services.


There are no taxes discounts or state subsidies for mobility measures. There are no elaborated mechanisms for invention of electro cars in Latvia, also o there are no taxes discounts or state subsidies. Spatial planning policy - Spatial planning is an important tool for territory administration. It expands the scope of territorial planning, decision making regarding land use in a particular territory, linking it with the development priorities of the territory and policy and programme guidelines that affect the development of the territory.

Spatial planning objective is to ensure an effective use of territory that furthers both the economic growth of the planned territory and the creation of a qualitative living environment for each individual and the public in general. 


The goal of Mobility Plan Riga and Pieriga is to identify actions required to promote establishment of united transport system in Riga and the surrounding areas and to improve accessibility. Mobility plan will be implemented within 15 years.

Funding Source(s): 
Ministry of Transport
Contact Name: 
Jolants Austrups
Contact Email: 
Riga City Council City Development Department
13 Rankas iela
Contact country: 
+371 - 67105558