City Interventions

Georgia Livable Cities Project

Country: Georgia
City: Tbilisi

Key Stakeholders and PartnersTbilisi Municipality City Hall; Asian Development Bank

Project Preparation Study PeriodMarch 2021 – May 2022

CDIA SupportUS$ 500,000

Expected Downstream FinancingUS$ 15 million (ADB, tbc)

Infrastructure sectorsUrban Transport

CDIA priority impact areasGood Governance; Poverty Reduction

Key City Development Issues

In cooperation with the Government of Georgia, ADB has recently approved the Georgia: Livable Cities Investment Project for Balanced Development, which will include a Tbilisi-specific tranche. Over recent years, and with the strong support of its development partners, Tbilisi Municipality City Hall (TMCH) has been implementing improvements in the urban transport sector and is steadily achieving the target of a shift to sustainable urban mobility in the Tbilisi urban area. The city has been addressing key issues including reducing road congestion, improving the bus network, introducing bus priority measures, bus and metro fleet renewal, improving the safety of the Tbilisi metro system, taxi regulation and the introduction of a parking strategy.

Details of Cooperation

The primary objective of the CDIA PPS is to prepare, to pre-feasibility level, an investment program to achieve universal access and inclusive mobility to the Tbilisi Metro System. CDIA was able to effectively respond to TMCH’s request for assistance due to the long-term relationship that CDIA has established with the city and our clear understanding of city priorities.

Expected Development Outcomes

The key output of the PPS will be a long-term investment plan, which will be supported by a pre-feasibility study and outline design of the identified projects. The proposed investment program will include improved, rapid and efficient access to the metro system by all segments of society; improved linkages to all forms of public transport including buses, mini-buses, and cable cars; the development of additional metro accesses to increase safety, relieve congestion and mitigate the impacts of COVID-19; improving the quality of the public space and leisure areas in the vicinity of all metro stations; and the improvement of transport information systems and signage.

Download: Final Report      

Key City informationLand Area: 126 sq. km
Population: 1.2 million (2018)
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