QUEST helps Koprivnica to harmonise its mobility with European best practice (Croatia)

By Raf Canters / Updated: 01 Aug 2014
Koprivnica joined QUEST with the aim of harmonising its mobility strategies with European best practice and improving its sustainable mobility planning practice before joining the EU.

Koprivnica is a city of 33700 inhabitants in North-West Croatia, well-known as the city of cyclists. It is the administrative centre of Koprivnica-Krizevci county and the regional leader of economic development and has a favourable geographical position at the crossroads of two important European transport corridors. The city has developed some original and innovative mobility strategies, based on the close cooperation of the town administration and civil society organisations.

Further improvements are anticipated in the development of the public transport network, based on electric buses and regional railway, to be developed in the scope of CIVITAS DYN@MO project, which has just been launched.

While opinions of local stakeholders are currently being recorded by means of the QUEST self-assessment questionnaire, all citizens are invited to join the planning process and express their mobility needs as well. The upgrading of the bicycle network infrastructure and signage as well as further developments in the pedestrian footpaths network are also being considered. By constant improvement in the level of sustainable mobility, the City of Koprivnica wishes to keep and improve the quality of life for all citizens and serve as an example for small and middle-sized cities which, even though not yet alarmingly congested by motorised traffic, face similar challenges which can be eliminated more quickly and at less cost, thus ensuring a more sustainable future.
Country: 
Croatia
Topic: 
Urban mobility planning