Black Sea tourism hotspot aims for sustainable mobility (Bulgaria)

By Lewis Macdonald / Updated: 01 Aug 2014
Growing numbers of tourists and more cars prompts the region of Dobrich to plot a path to sustainable mobility.
The Dobrich region in northeastern Bulgaria is one of the most popular tourist destinations on the Black Sea, receiving half a million tourists per year. However, the area faces several mobility challenges, as there is very little public transport and cycling infrastructure, making locals and visitors almost totally car dependent.

Working as part of the SEEMORE project the region is beginning to shift mobility usage away from private cars to public transportation, cycling and walking. This includes a bicycle rental scheme in the Dobrich municipality, spreading awareness of cycling among young people through educational programmes and giving tourists information about planning their trips sustainably.

A short video has been produced, giving an overview of the project’s activities in the area. SEEMORE is implemented in the Dobrich region by CSDCS, a non-profit organisation working to promote environmental protection and sustainable approaches to education and society in Bulgaria.

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Photo: SEEMORE Project
Country: 
Bulgaria
Topic: 
Mobility management