Located at the Adriatic Sea, Izola (11,000 inhabitants) is an attractive place to live and visit. Thanks to a recent project by the Municipality and IZP Izola, the opportunity to cycle in Izola will increase significantly. An investment of around € 1.9 M which includes a 40% funding share by EU Cohesion Funds, sees major new cycling infrastructure connections becoming a reality.
Izola hopes for a push of sustainable mobility options thanks to the increase in cycling infrastructure quantity and quality, including public lighting in the project to comply with the latter aim.
As recently as 2007, the city centre of Ljubljana was dominated by high volumes of motorised traffic. In 2007 a large-scale initiative to pedestrianise city centre streets was started; today, the pedestrian area of Ljubljana covers more than 10 hectares.
City Street 4 is a platform for the international and interdisciplinary discussion on adaptive approaches towards evolving city streets. Various disciplines are invited to engage and to reflect upon problems related to social integration and exclusion, road accidents and casualties, urban traffic congestion, public health, climate change, and more. This conference welcomes students, researchers and professionals in the urban road planning sector.
European Commissioner for Transport Violeta Bulc and DG MOVE are inviting mobility stakeholders to the conference 'Micro-mobility: the next big thing?'.
The conference will focus on the new transport developments of micro-mobility such as electric scooters, bikes, mopeds, and drones. Together with representatives of city authorities and micro-mobility companies the conference aims to be the first large-scale event to provide a platform to discuss challenges and opportunities micro-mobility presents for people moving in urban areas and also for deliveries.
From the start of June 2019, Slovenia boasts an improved public transport offering. This follows the national government’s decision of April 2019 to introduce a new integrated system of public transport for passengers. This decree introduced significant improvements in terms of ticketing and public transport provision.
In the last decade, Slovenia has established itself as a forerunner in sustainable urban mobility planning. With European Union and national support, 70 cities developed Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs) between 2015 and 2017.