The city of Suceava is located in the North-East of Romania, 450 km from the capital Bucharest, and 60 km from the Ukrainian border. It has a population of 115,918 inhabitants over 52.1 m², and its economic activity is mainly based on industry, tourism and services, and the construction sector. The city is located at the crossroads of two major European roads.

Suceava faces several major transport challenges, including: an insufficient number of bridges to cross the Suceava River, dividing the city; a lack of a structure capable of monitoring and controlling public transport vehicles in real time; a lack of a parking policy that would reduce the use of cars in the city centre, and facilities for non-motorised vehicles; and traffic-related air pollution, on which residents are not very aware.

To overcome this, the city of Suceava wishes to develop a low-carbon public policy, which would improve the quality of life of the inhabitants, by making the city attractive to economic and industrial actors.

Concerning the modernisation of public lighting throughout the city, between April 2015 and September 2019, around €6 million will be available to replace street lamp bulbs, thus saving electricity (€330,000 has already been saved to date), as well as reducing greenhouse gas emissions (around 1.278 t eqCO2 avoided).

We visited the following projects: electric municipal vehicles, charging station for EV’s , electric municipal bikes, charging station using photovoltaic panels, LED public lighting with the telemanagement system, new residential area, public lighting into green areas (using photovoltaic panels), modernized green areas, biomass energy plant.