About the project

Sustainable mobility

The goal of the Operational Programme for Reducing GHG Emissions is a 9% reduction in these emissions in road traffic by 2020 in comparison to the values from 2008. GHG emissions in the transport sector are still climbing, which is in part due to the use of personal vehicles and, at the same time, the lack of development of alternative means of transport. To this end, the activities of the sustainable mobility category are set to encourage the reduction of GHG emissions in traffic.

Project activity

Activity ID Description of activity Partners
A2

The aim of the activity is to perform a study and determine:

  • what influences the choice of mode of transport,
  • what is people's attitude towards mobility,
  • what kind of values are present in this field and
  • which motives determine the trip we choose.

Based on gathered information, the Institute for Spatial Policies (IPoP) will organise six larger awareness-raising campaigns promoting active mobility – walking and cycling.

IPoP
C1.1

The target group of the activity are children, young persons and young families. The goal of the campaigns is to reduce the number of short-distance journeys made by car for 5% at least and, indirectly, reduce GHG emissions. Too many short-distance journeys are made by car. In Ljubljana, 14% of all journeys shorter than 1 kilometre are made by car, while 40% of journeys shorter than 5 kilometres are also made by car. In smaller towns, the share of journeys made by car is often even larger.

IPoP, MI
C1.2

The aim of the activity is to strengthen and deepen the cooperation with local communities. Since 2002, European Mobility Week has been the main event for the promotion of sustainable mobility in Slovenia and wider in Europe. The number of municipalities participating has increased over the years. Within the project, the Ministry of Infrastructure will carry out six calls for co-financing of the activities by municipalities within European Mobility Week, which will contribute to the better implementation of activities, greater sustainability of measures, and relieve some of the financial burden of the municipalities carrying out the activities. In collaboration with the project partners and municipalities, the Ministry will also draw up a collection of activities with proposals for their implementation. The first call is expected to be published in February 2020. The effect of the activities will be measured according to the implemented activities of municipalities within European Mobility Week.

MI, IPoP, ZRC SAZU
C3.1

Within this activity, soft measures for increased competitiveness of public passenger transport (PPT) will be implemented. The number of trips made by PPT has decreased dramatically over the last decades in Slovenia – in 2017, only 4.3% of all trips were made by PPT, while 67.5% were made with a car. Consequently, the emissions of greenhouse gases caused by traffic in Slovenia between 1986 and 2014 increased by 166%. The proposals for the improvement of the PPT system will be prepared with an emphasis on price and management integration, improving accessibility and raising awareness. The information about PPT and other sustainable modes of travel will be available on a web platform designed according to the model of mobility as a service – MaaS. The goal of this activity is to increase the number of PPT trips and passenger kilometres throughout the next 10 years while decreasing the number of trips made by cars.

ZRC SAZU
C3.2

Within this activity, updated national guidelines for the integrated traffic engineering (integrated transport strategy) of municipalities and supporting topic guidelines for fields especially relevant for Slovenia will be drawn up. Potential financing sources of municipalities for the preparation and implementation of measures that are part of the integrated mobility strategy will also be examined. In recent years, more than 70 Slovenian municipalities created their own integrated mobility strategies based on the national guidelines from 2012.

UPI, MI, MESP, UM FGPA, IPoP, ZUM
C3.3

The objective of this activity is to provide a comprehensive overview of solutions for the horizontal implementation of green logistics principles into various policies and create a basis for the establishment of the system for planning, promotion and implementation of green (city) logistics that has a direct and indirect impact on the GHG reduction. In the first phase of the project, guidelines for national coordinators and local self-governance will be prepared. In addition to that, two pilot projects testing the approaches identified within this action as well as integrating the findings of action C3.2, are planned in later stages of the project.

ZUM, MI, UPI
C3.4

The focus will be on establishing and strengthening the awareness that mobility management measures at the institution level do not only benefit the city and the world (appealing to social awareness or responsibility, as external social costs are reduced), but also enable significant reduction of personal costs to the employees and visitors with an insignificant sacrifice of their own comfort. On the operational level, in particular on the basis of the findings of previous pilot projects, demonstration and dissemination activities will take place in the form of concrete projects with consolidated action plans to promote environmentally friendly transport to locations. When the repurposing of Cafova Street in Maribor to a shared space primarily intended for cyclists and pedestrians was announced, civil initiatives against the planned repurposing emerged. The latter was the result of the lack of awareness and fear of the residents, which was alleviated with microsimulations of the traffic and measurements of emissions in the immediate and broader surroundings that were also presented using graphical presentations. Measurements on the abovementioned street will continue to be carried out by the Faculty of Civil Engineering, Transportation Engineering and Architecture at the University of Maribor (UM FGPA) in the future. UM FGPA will also prepare national guidelines for mobility plans in case of emergencies (e.g. road closures, etc.) based on the measurements.

UM FGPA, MI, MESP, UPI, ZUM, ZRC SAZU
E5

The Ministry of Infrastructure will prepare a comprehensive renovation of the Slovenian Sustainable Mobility Platform and maintain it to enable interactive functionality, such as web forums for key participants.
The Slovenian Sustainable Mobility Platform is a support tool for the Slovenian municipalities, regions and institutions for the dissemination of content/information/publications (guidelines, instructions, programmes, campaign plans, handbooks) for different fields, such as cycling, walking, P+R hubs, integrated traffic engineering, management of urban logistics, traffic management and other sustainable mobility topics, to key stakeholders participating in planning, decision-making, and implementation of sustainable mobility tasks. Access the Slovenian Sustainable Mobility Platform at http://sptm.si/.

MI

Pregled mednarodnih, državnih in lokalnih strateških dokumentov s področja aktivne mobilnosti

Policy review in the field of active mobility

Dokumenti Poročilo Trajnostna mobilnost - dokument ·

Novičnik: Trajnostna mobilnost

Newsletter: Sustainable mobility

Dokumenti Trajnostna mobilnost - dokument ·

Analiza dostopnosti javnega potniškega prometa s prepoznavanjem glavnih vrzeli v njegovi ponudbi

Analysis of accessibility to public passenger transport and identification of main gaps in its supply

Dokumenti Poročilo Trajnostna mobilnost - dokument ·

Project partners

Ministry of the Environment and Spatial Planning

The Ministry of the Environment and Spatial Planning (MESP) is the project's lead partner. In addition to coordinating the project, the ministry is responsible for the implementation of activities of green public procurement, the prevention and reduction of food waste and general awareness-raising and empowerment of all partners for the transition to a low-carbon society.

Website: www.mop.gov.si

Institute for Spatial Policies

In the area of sustainable mobility, the Institute for Spatial Policies (IPoP) is responsible for the active mobility activities with an aim to increase this form of mobility, especially for short distances.

Website: www.ipop.si

Ministry of Infrastructure

The Ministry of Infrastructure (MI) is responsible for activities regarding sustainable mobility and activities in connection with sustainable energy use in buildings.

Website: www.mzi.gov.si

Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts

In the area of sustainable mobility, the Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts (ZRC SAZU) will prepare guidelines for the integration of public passenger transport.

Website: http://www.zrc-sazu.si

University of Maribor, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Transportation Engineering and Architecture

Within the set of activities for sustainable mobility, the Faculty of Civil Engineering, Transportation Engineering and Architecture of the University of Maribor (UM FGPA) is responsible for the implementation of demonstration and pilot projects in the Maribor area.

Website: www.fgpa.um.si

ZUM urbanizem, planiranje, projektiranje d.o.o.

In the area of sustainable mobility, ZUM urbanizem, planiranje, projektiranje d.o.o. is responsible for the activities related to green city logistics.

Website: www.zum-mb.si

Urban Planning Institute of the Republic of Slovenia

The Urban Planning Institute of the Republic of Slovenia (UPI) is responsible for upgrading the integrated traffic engineering system and the integrated transport strategy.

Website: www.uirs.si