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By Admin Eltis / Updated: 18 Jul 2016

Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs) in Croatia are not legally defined, there are no national guidelines for their preparation and they are not connected to national funding sources. Although objectives of sustainability and political support for SUMPs exist, public participation and technical possibilities for the preparation of SUMPs are limited.

A 2014 public consultation by the Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences (FTTS) on SUMPs in Croatia indicated a lack of co-ordination between local, county and national levels. Half of the respondents thought that there was no integrated planning of urban mobility in their local community. Regarding EU-level support to facilitate the development SUMPs, respondents in Croatia ranked financial support and development and sharing of best practices on sustainable urban mobility first and second, respectively.

Through the project Adria.MOVE IT! (2007-2013) SUMPs were prepared for the cities of Dubrovnik (42 615), Umag (12 901) and Novigrad (4 345). The city of Koprivnica (30,854) developed a SUMP in 2015 within the CIVITAS Dyn@mo project (2012-2016), and through the CH4LLENGE project (2013-2016). The city of Zagreb (790,017) plans to take a new innovative, participative and successful step in sustainable urban mobility planning.

In order to modernise part of the bus fleet under the framework of the transport system, city of Sisak (47 768) with financial support of European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is developing a SUMP to ensure best-practice urban transport planning (2016).

The FTTS and the Department of Urban Transport have completed three scientific research projects funded by the University of Zagreb: Development of Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (2013-2014) and Analysis of the Role of Public Transport in Sustainable Urban Mobility (2014) and Evaluation of impacts of strategies and measures for sustainable transport in cities (2015). 

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