The port of Klaipeda is a major ice-free port on the eastern coast of the Baltic Sea. It is the most important Lithuanian transportation hub which connects sea, land and railway routes from East to West. Klaipeda is a necessary strategic and economic asset. Klaipeda has superior road, rail and sea links to Latvia, Kaliningrad region (Russian Federation), Scandinavia and Central Europe.
|City area||98 km²|
|Population||154 326 inhabitants|
|Population density||1 574.8 inhabitants/km2|
Marine west coast climate
|Gender balance||55 % female/ 45% male|
|Average life expectancy||75.34|
|Car ownership rate||5337 cars/1,000 inhabitants|
~200 accidents/per year
Public transport (43.5%)
Other (incl. car) (48.4%)
Improvement of transport system
The transport system will be improved by adopting best practices and exchanging information in planning and policy making.
Better understanding of transport flows in the city
A better understanding of transport flows in the city will enable executors to comprehend how the changes in infrastructure or transport management can influence these flows.
Promotion of alternative and active transport modes
The conventional transport system will be improved by introducing a bike sharing system.
Improvement of knowledge in freight transportation system
A wider and deeper knowledge of freight transportation system will enable executors to comprehend its flows and their impact on the environment.
Car ownership rate: 337 cars/1,000 inhabitants.
Klaipeda is an important strategic and economic point. Growth of freight transport requires planning awareness to ensure that it develops in a sustainable way.
The cycling network length currently stands at around 108 km.
Public transport network
Klaipeda has 46 bus routes operating in city. In 2015, the number of total public transport passenger trips was 34515293 /per year.