The Expert Basis for Managing public transportation in connection with the Regional Spatial Development Concept in LUR according to the EU and national policy.
In December 2007 the Regional Development Agency (RDA) of Ljubljana urban region (LUR) advertised the public tender for preparation of the first regional spatial development concept and strategy following the new Spatial Planning Act (No. 33/2007) as a joint venture between the City Municipality of Ljubljana and other municipalities in the Ljubljana urban region. Regional spatial development plan was completed and approved by the LUR Council in year 2010 (www.rralur.si).
Spatial Development Concept of LUR was co-financed from the ERDF (360.000 EUR) through the Operational Programme Strengthening Regional Development Potentials 2007-2013.
Evidence of success
With preparation of spatial development concept and implantation of practices Municipality of Ljubljana had taken a leading role in the regional scale to improve connectivity among other cities within Ljubljana urban region.
In the first steps of public transport improvement in Ljubljana urban region the implementation of Urbana electronic smart card in the year 2009 had taken place. To improve PT information for users, real time bus arrival displays were implemented in the year 2010.
With preparation of spatial development concept and implantation of practices Municipality of Ljubljana had taken a leading role in the regional scale to improve connectivity among other cities.
Potential for learning or transfer
Preparation of the development concept for regional transport and spatial development represented an important element for PT implementation on the regional scale. It was essential that the PT development activities were organised and followed by Ljubljana municipality in close cooperation with Regional Development Agency of Ljubljana urban region and provider of Ljubljana urban transport. In order to receive strong political agreement “Development committee of Ljubljana urban region (KIOP)” was implemented. It constituted from mayors of 26 municipalities in Ljubljana urban region. Studies have shown that Urbana smart card and improvement of timetables were the key driving elements for PT development and usage in the regional scale. Yellow lanes on Barjanska, Dunajska and Slovenska roads have improved the arrival times and punctuality of schedules of Ljubljana urban bus operator.