As part of the city’s efforts to reduce congestion in the city centre, the measure aimed to improve car-occupancy rates in areas not well served by public transport and to provide park and pool facilities for commuters heading out of the city.
Specifically, the measure focused on:
- establishing a lane for high-occupancy vehicles on an access road into Graz city centre using a bus lane without disrupting public transport vehicles;
- establishing park and pool areas on main roads;
- offering a trip-matching service for car pooling; and
- carrying out the necessary public relations work and raising awareness.