On the 24th and 25th of May 2017 in Ljubljana, there was organized the workshop for the exchange of Slovenian good practices in the field of sustainable mobility held by Institute of Traffic and Transport Ljubljana within the framework of the Interreg Europe programme REGIO-MOB project.
Apart from the representatives of the partners and their key stakeholders, representatives of the Slovenian stakeholders of the REGIO-MOB project: RS Ministry of Infrastructure, the City of Ljubljana, Ljubljana Passenger Transport and the Regional Development Agency of the Ljubljana Urban Region attended the two-day event.
On the first day of the event, the Slovenian Good Practices of Promoting Sustainable Mobility in Slovenia were presented by Mr. Matic Sopotnik from the City of Ljubljana, Mrs. Polona Demšar Mitrovič and Mr. Tadej Žaucer from the Ministry of Infrastructure, Mr. Gregor Cunder from Ljubljana Passenger Transport and Mr. Matej Gojčič from the Ljubljana Urban Region. Mrs. Polona Demšar Mitrovič presented the national approach in the development of integrated transport strategies of municipalities.
Namely, on the 12th of January 2016, the Ministry of the Republic of Slovenia issued a resolution setting out the co-financing of the development of integrated transport strategies of municipalities by means of the Cohesion Fund, up to 85% of the eligible costs. 62 municipalities successfully completed their integrated transport strategies by the end of 2017, which is a great step forward in planning measures for the development of sustainable mobility in Slovenia.
On the second day of the event, the participants of the event were acquainted with the Slovenian good practices of sustainable mobility also "live" on the ground. First, there was a tour of the "P+R" system on Barje with a capacity of 347 parking lots for passenger cars and 156 bike stands, with a filling station for electric vehicles with the possibility of simultaneously supplying 4 electric vehicles and with the BicikeLj platform with 20 stands.
Representatives of PROMETNI presented guests with the electric vehicles Kavalir operating at the Ljubljana city center and transported them to Krekov trg. They tested the BicikeLj system and took the bike tour with a view of other good practices promoting sustainable mobility in the Ljubljana area.
Partners have visited the closed city center with an ecological zone, large areas for pedestrians and "green areas", a parking area and the sharing of the use of the Slovenska road between the various traffic participants and transport modes.
The main result of the P+R project preparation in Ljubljana was to prepare a comprehensive study which would define the locations of all P+R sites in the urban region. In the project preparation phase, 15 municipalities were actively participating with experts who prepared study through meetings and workshops. With great efforts, implementation of P+R system had gradually begun to take place. The Park and Ride schemes provide an efficient combination of private and collective transport in metropolitan regions. There were altogether 23 P+R locations planned in 16 municipalities in Ljubljana urban region. Preparation of the investment documents and implementation is partly covered by EU cohesion funds, where constructions of P+R sites were done from municipalities themselves. Until the end of the year, 2015 10 P+R in Ljubljana urban region have already been constructed or reconstructed. The whole system of P+R sites in Ljubljana urban region now acts as intermodal interchange points situated in local centers and on the fringes of Ljubljana and has a greater positive impact on the passenger transport sector.