Adriatic towns move to sustainable mobility (Croatia)

By Raf Canters / Updated: 01 Aug 2014
The first activities of cross-border cooperation between Croatia, Slovenia and Montenegro have started, with the aim of achieving more efficient transport.

Some of the most popular tourist destinations in Croatia, the towns of Umag, Dubrovnik, Novigrad and the Municipality of Lopar, together with the town of Kotor in Montenegro and Piran in Slovenia, have started activities in the project Adria.MOVE IT!

In January 2012 the First Joint Meeting of all partners involved in the project together with representatives of traffic stakeholders from targeted areas was held in Dubrovnik. Each of the partners explained the situation and problems in everyday traffic, including access to small settlements by public transport, organisation of traffic in the old city centres, lack of parking spaces and lack of awareness of the public about the benefits of alternative modes of transportation, such as bicycles.

Local experts are now working rapidly to gather data for the development of local strategies for sustainable mobility. The sharing of experiences between professionals involved in the Adria.MOVE IT! project is very important because project partners are working with many similar conditions, such as the climate and terrain, the lack of public transport and generally very poor promotion of sustainable transport.

The project Adria.MOVE IT! is co-financed by the European Union through the Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance (IPA). Its main objective is to promote sustainable mobility and increase the quality of life in the Adria Region. The total budget of the project is €1,796,268.70, of which 85 percent will be financed from IPA funds, while 15 percent will be funded from partners’ own budgets. The project duration is 36 months.

Country: 
Croatia
Topic: 
Mobility management