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Žilina is thanks to the geographic location an administrative, economic, transport and cultural center of northwestern Slovakia, one of the largest cities in the Slovak Republic. It is the seat of the authorities of the Žilina self-governing region, one of the eight regions of the Slovak Republic. The population of the city is 83 280 inhabitants. The town of Žilina lies in the valley of the river Váh in the Žilina basin, at the confluence of the Váh river with rivers Kysuca and Rajčianka. With the current traffic load of Žilina, the city's goal is to create options and measures to reduce emissions in the city while supporting alternative and clean modes of transport. Žilina focuses on measures to promote sustainable urban mobility, including cycling, pedestrian traffic, electro-mobility development, parking support etc.

Žilina Today

The main goal is creating conditions and measures for ensuring sustainable urban mobility:

  • supporting alternative and clean modes of transport
  • creating infrastructure and conditions for cyclists and walking transport (bike sharing etc.)
  • regulation of parking in the centre of the city and improvement of parking conditions
  • promoting public transport (introduction of free public transport for inhabitants of the city)
  • transfer from individual car transport to mass transport
  • introduction of elements of the e-mobility: low-carbon mobility (e-cars, e-buses)
  • protection of urban environmental (noise reduction, greenhouse gas emissions etc.)


Ľuboš Slebodník
Head of the section of mobility, Department of transport

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