A Modern Capital: Public Order Officers will Drive Electric Cars during Patrols


The municipality of the capital city acquired three electric cars of the Volkswagen e-Up! class, which were made this year. The cars will be used by the officers of the Public Order Division of Vilnius during patrols. Vehicles running on electric-vehicle batteries are environmentally friendly and do not pollute air at all, they are much safer and cost-effective. “We support Read more

For Vilnius airport passengers – easier access by public transport


From now on, it will be much easier to get to Vilnius airport, including due to the upgraded access areas for public transport, which have been opened for the benefit of the residents and visitors of Vilnius on 2 October.  With a view to ensuring a more efficient public transportation to the airport, the former public transport stop has been Read more

Vilnius launches the biggest renewal of public transport in its history


Vilnius is celebrating an unprecedented and truly historic event. It has launched the biggest renewal of public transport in the city’s history. The first 50 of the total 250 new buses are on their way and will transport local residents and guests of the city across Vilnius. The last major renewal of Vilnius public transport took place a decade ago Read more

Vilnius Doubles This Year’s Funding for Road Surfacing; 54 km of Streets to Be Paved


A record amount – 22 million euros – is planned for the street maintenance of the capital. 11 million euros will be allocated from the National road maintenance and development programme of the Republic of Lithuania, and the same amount – from the city budget. There has never been so much financing allocated for street maintenance from the budget; it Read more

From December onwards – a 24/7 bus shuttling to the airport


A Vilnius City transport entity “Susiekimo paslaugos” informs that as from December 1, Route 88 Airport–centre–Europe square buses will be operating round the clock, seven days per week. The name of the route will be changed – from now on the Route 88 bus will be called ‘Airport–Station–Old Town–Independence square’. ‘We have an excellent and exceptional public transportation route, dedicated Read more

Vilnius Municipality to temporarily halt roadworks from September 1st


Vilnius Municipality has confirmed that all roadworks in the city will be suspended from September 1st–16th, 2016. The decision was taken to reduce congestion and disruptions to the journeys of residents returning to work, school, and university after the summer. Between June–August 2016, the municipality repaired around 40 kilometres of streets and pavements in Vilnius. Repairs were made to improve Read more

Bike-friendly buses introduced in Vilnius

Velobike 1

August 18, 2016, saw Vilnius Municipality introduce a new pilot project, which sees buses fitted with bicycle racks to accommodate the city’s cyclists. The buses will run 16 times  each per-day on the 3G and 43 route, which climbs the hill on the way to the Šeškinė district. Vilnius Mayor, Remigijus Šimašius, said that the project has been introduced to evaluate Read more

Vilnius Municipality to improve roundabout safety and efficiency with clearer road markings

Vilnius Municipality will introduce clearer road markings on the Žirmūnų and Olandų ring roads

Clearer road markings will be introduced on the Žirmūnų and Olandų roundabouts from August 6 [Photo by – Saulius Žiūra] From August 6, 2016, Vilnius Municipality will introduce clearer road markings on the Žirmūnų and Olandų roundabouts. The municipality expects the markings will improve the roads‘ traffic flow by 20 percent, and reduce congestion during peak times. The markings are also Read more

Vilnius Municipality improves conditions for cyclists in city centre and Old Town

The widened cycle lane on Gediminas Avenue

Between Monday June 13-14, Vilnius Municipality repainted the cycle lanes on Gediminas Avenue, the city’s main street, in order to improve cycling conditions. The newly repainted cycle lanes have been extended by 0.5 metres. The expansion project will also spread to Universiteto street in Vilnius’ Old Town in the future. However, the date and by how much the street will Read more

International Public Tender for Private Carrier(s) to be Announced by Vilnius Public Transport


Improved public transportation is the goal of an open international tender which the City of Vilnius is planning to shortly announce. The soon to be issued public tender will enable the selection of a  private carrier(s) that will by next year, be operating in Vilnius up to 100 new buses, including 43 large tri-axial buses and 52 medium-sized buses (with Read more

Open public transportation data for residents of Vilnius


Vilnius residents will now be able to keep track of how their city’s transport system is performing, as well as receive updates on the busiest routes. A ME Susisiekimo paslaugos is now offering on online register that provides up to date data on stops, as well as bus and trolleybus movement data. ‘We have always wanted to be able to Read more