Latvia

By Admin / Updated: 26 Jun 2015

In December 2010 the Riga and Pieriga Mobility Plan (RPMP) was approved by Latvia’s Ministry of Transport. The RPMP is meant to create an overall framework in which all existing and new plans for the construction and improvement of the traffic and transport system in Riga and Pieriga are evaluated and prioritised. The professional expertise and ideas of the consultant team have been combined with existing plans and information in the development of the plan. The plan provides solutions for traffic and transport problems faced by the Ministry of Transport, contributing to spatial, ecological, economic, social and institutional optimisation.

The RPMP has been developed in line with National Development Plan 2007-2013, Riga Development plan 2006-2018, Riga Long Term Development Strategy until 2025, as well as with development programmes and plans for Riga, Zemgale, Kurzeme and Vidzeme planning regions.

Three realistic variants have been distinguished based on the main road and street hierarchy. Variant A foresees a sparser main network, with a clear hierarchy and high capacities and speeds. Variant B foresees a denser main network, with more possible routes, but less capacity per route. Variant C does not include any new river crossings.

According to the Regulations of the Cabinet of Ministers No.157 ‘Procedures for Strategic Environmental Impact Assessment’ from 23 March 2004, the implementation of the RPMP should be monitored to prevent and control the likely negative impact on the environment. 

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