Prior to measure implementation, Ploiesti had no special infrastructure facilities in key transfer areas and no cycle parking facilities at transport interchanges. The public transport system was also characterised by poor information provision and poor access. The objectives of the measure were therefore to:
- reduce, or even reverse, the decline in the overall usage of public transport services;
- provide an efficient and affordable means of transport for those unable to use private transport; and
- encourage the use of public transport in order to tackle congestion and improve the environment.