|A Sofia Globe Article| In Sofia, things are falling apart. The number of potholes, which was huge before, may have doubled in winter. Almost the entire road network exhibits rather bad damage. Instead of fighting the problem by investing, by improving the quality of the
|A Foreigners and Friends Article| The first “cucumbers” arrived in Sofia from Basel (Switzerland). Photo source: Spasi Sofia. The first “cucumber” has arrived in Sofia. It is one of a total of 28 trams which were discarded in the Swiss town of Basel. Sofia is
| A Foreigners and Friends article | The newly renovated Tsarigradsko Chaussee does not look newly renovated. The Bulgarian watchdog “Spaci Sofia” (“Save Sofia”), an NGO which watches the infrastructure in the capital, sharply criticized the municipality yet again, for spending taxpayer’s money for bad road work.
Why Sofia – the most polluted EU capital, continues favoring one of the cheapest public transport vehicles on the market with doubtful effectiveness and low eco-indexes? The last batch of new buses for Bulgaria’s capital – the Chinese Yutong, won the Sofia municipality auction only
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Spasi Sofia is a Bulgarian grassroot NGO which aims at improving the urban environment, the public transport and the quality of life in Bulgaria’s capital Sofia. Our watchdog organization has a mission to transform our city into a modern, neat and sustainable urban location which
In the eve of the dearest, most bonding and colourful festive days, Sofia looks sad. Pedestrians in a hurry and numerous cars on the roads are heading to the only place where you can feel the Christmas spirit – the yet another mall in the
Kambanite (transl. the bells) Monument is a unique cultural and historic heritage site in the outskirts of Sofia and near Business Park Sofia. Built in 1979 and with the UN, UNESCO and UNICEF as its patrons, the monument became a business card for Bulgaria around
| An article from Cities of the Future | A young mayor tackles one of Europe’s most polluted capitals As mayor of Tirana, Albania, Erion Veliaj has introduced alternatives modes of transport to the city’s traffic-clogged streets and made the public a full partner in the
Sofia is not the same after the last local elections last year and many residents see it. The municipality no longer has the media comfort from previous years, the citizens are much more proactive and demanding and the local authorities make mistakes one after another.