Background

Craiova city is represented in this project by the SC IPA SA CIFATT Craiova. The municipality of Craiova is actively supporting carpooling through a scheme initially introduced through the CIVITAS MODERN project implemented for the Local Transport Company.

The scheme has 400 registered members and is the focus of the CHUMS implementation. Before the CHUMS project, the only incentive for lift givers was that they had access to areserved parking when carpooling. The promotion of the carpooling scheme is made through the RAT website and from there users can log into the carpool matching application. For Craiova, the most exciting objective is to attract-match-retain more employees to use carpooling for their commute to work, resulting in an increase in carpooling share of 16% and to minimize barriers in order to enable widespread uptake, shift in behavior for 33% of single occupancy drivers towards sharing their journey with colleagues.

City Introduction

Population: city: 269,506 inhabitants
Land area: 81 km2

Craiova is situated in southern Romania, on the left bank of the Jiu River, at a distance of 227 km from Bucharest and 68 km from the Danube River and has a land area of 81 km2 and a population of almost 270.000 inhabitants. Craiova is the chief commercial city west of Bucharest and the most important city of the Oltenia County.

Ambitions and expectations

IPA is positive that the CHUMS initiative will raise wider general awareness of carpooling and contribute towards changing the mind-sets of the local car commuters. This will be of great value for when the carpool scheme is extended to cover the whole of the west industrial area, which contributes 7000 cars a day on the city streets in rush hour.

CHUMS Flyer and posters