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Government’s Budapest development policy focuses on transport, home building, parks

The three key areas of the government's development policy for Budapest include transport, home construction and expanding green areas, Balazs Furjes, the state secretary in charge of development projects in and around Budapest, told an online conference on Thursday.

The government has plans to carry out part of these developments as stand-alone projects, and partly in close cooperation with the municipality of Budapest and the capital city’s district mayors, he told the event dubbed “Dynamic Urban Development”.

As regards the area of transport, the aim is to further improve public transport and reduce congestion in an effort to improve air quality, said Furjes.

“The biggest challenge is to get at least one-third, or even up to 40 percent, of the one million or so who use their cars to reach the city centre switching to public transport,” he said.

Achieving this goal requires continued development of the public transport system, the construction of further ring road sections and bridges bypassing the city centre and more P+R parking at major junctions on the city’s outskirts, Furjes added.

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