How can we improve our daily travels within Vilnius?Many have seen that Vilnius is struggling with an ever-growing number of personal vehicles. This results in delayed journeys, air and even sound pollution. Join us for a global #Climathon movement, solve the challenge, travel across Vilnius and help us find more efficient and green ways to commute.
The rapid economic development since Lithuania has become a part of the European Union has resulted in an average increase in salaries of by 39% in the year 2007-2017 - the best result across OECD members. Many citizens could afford various consumer products for the first time in their lives that were widely used in the West - including a personal vehicle.
The current statistics published by Vilnius city authorities say that currently, the city has 0.87 vehicles for every 18-60-year-old citizen. Even worse, it is expected that there will be 1 vehicle per capita by the year 2021. There is no surprise that the municipality struggles to deal with such a growth of personal vehicles as most infrastructural projects take longer time and are very expensive. This results in traffic jams and longer, less efficient journeys as well as both air and noise pollution. How can we tackle the problem of cars and adjust our daily traveling needs for a smoother, greener and, maybe more social journeys across Vilnius.
How can we tackle the problem of privately owned cars in Vilnius city and fight the ever growing delays, air and noise pollution?