Maribor city centre offers a free public transport system – a mini electric vehicle
The free public transport system enables citizens and visitors easier access to shops, restaurants, institutions and sights in the pedestrian zone at the city centre. The electric vehicle does not have a planned route or stops. Inside the pedestrian area, it takes residents and visitors wherever they want to go to shop or visit events. The vehicle is intended also for parents with small children, elderly, disabled, blind or visually – impaired, for all those who want to bring their groceries from shops or market home.
The environment – friendly vehicle does not cause noise or emissions and is equipped with a defibrillator and a ramp for disabled persons.
The electric vehicle can be ordered by phone or halted in the street if it is free.
operating costs are 80.000 € per year
Evidence of success
Residents have the possibility to use free environmental friendly transport to get for their daily needs the purchase home, visitors can easily discover the sights also by interaction with the driver, the retail sector grows in the city centre since residents don’t have to go to big shopping centers for shopping.
Potential for learning or transfer
The free public transport service is reducing emissions and increasing economic growth in city centre.