At the event, Deputy Mayor of Debrecen Ákos Balázs said that the main objective is to develop transport in a way that takes into account environmental and sustainability aspects. Construction of the city management centre will begin this year, which will serve both traffic safety and environmental protection purposes.

To this end, the computers in the city’s traffic junctions have already been replaced at a cost of more than HUF 350 million, and the replacement of signal lights with LED alternatives is in progress. The city’s public lighting system is also constantly being improved by using LED bulbs that can be adapted to the light conditions and can be regulated, with which they can achieve 50% savings.

“This year we will start a package of measures related to this, so that we will also replace the public lighting fixtures at pedestrian crossings and we would also like to build intelligent systems there, which will create a lights corridor for the crosswalks,” Deputy Mayor Ákos Balázs pointed out.

This could also reduce road accidents and make urban transport safer. In Debrecen, 10% of the public transport fleet is currently electric, but positive experience has led to plans to replace the entire fleet over time.

“Thanks to the agreement concluded with the government, we can start developing solar park capacities this year, which means a very significant 30 megawatts. With this, we will be able to supply practically the entire bus fleet and trams with green electricity,” he added.

At the conference, it was pointed out that the city’s economic performance is constantly increasing, which allows the budget for green space to grow year on year.


Author: Debrecen4U