Population 250.000 – Gdynia is a harbour city with almost 250,000 inhabitants, situated in the northern part of Poland on the Baltic Sea, in so called Tri-City metropolitan area with Gdansk and Sopot (in total more than 1.2 million inhabitants). Gdynia is a very crucial centre of naval economy, international trade, science and academic education, culture and tourism. Gdynia’s main strategic aim is to ensure a constant and fully sustainable development of the City, with the use of its natural and human resources, continually increasing the quality of life for the citizens.
The City is proud of its green, efficient, accessible and constantly modernised urban public transport system, which is integrating all parts of the City and the City itself with the entire region. Gdynia’s trolleybuses are among most modern and energy efficient means of collective transport in Europe. Dynamic citizen dialogue for mobility planning and service improvement is also of great importance for the city authorities, which earned Gdynia title of runner-up for CIVITAS AWARD in public participation category in 2013.
Gdynia’s residents are very friendly, open-minded and very proud of living in the City. Unfortunately, 49% of them are also car users and need to be made aware of the overall impact of their negative transport behaviour. This is the reason, why numerous marketing activities are undertaken to promote sustainable transport in the City. Promoting cycling as an everyday mean of transport, development of cycling policy and cycling routes network is also highly prioritized.