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Mobility Measure

Attractive & Accessible Public Spaces to Promote Intermodal Leisure trips

The measure consists of an action that will introduce integrated sustainable mobility services for tourists at certain connection points within the city of Limassol.

The measure also aims, at first, to create an overall study including an action plan for an ecological route, (through sea and land) in the city of Limassol which will allow tourists to visit the most attractive spots of the city

Implementing sustainable mobility

Objectives

The following are the objectives which the green mobility hotel award aims to achieve:

  1. Improved urban accessibility
  2. Enhancement of social cohesion
  3. Less energy consumption
  4. Mobility management of the city
  5. More attractive tourist destination
  6. Promotion of an attractive and high quality public transport service to increase the number of passengers (both residents and visitors)
  7. Create an overall study including an action plan for an ecological route in the city of Limassol which will allow tourists to visit the most attractive spots of the city
  8. The combination of use of all transport means within the city centre using integrated systems.

How will this be achieved?

The measure consists of an action/business plan that will introduce integrated services for tourists within the city of Limassol that so far used taxis or large public buses or rented cars to go around the city. The vision is the combination of use of all transport means within the city center using integrated systems.

To achieve this there is the clear need for “collection points” that will combine all means of sustainable transport and a smart message system. New routes as well as maps and guides will be developed in order to promote ecological awareness.

How did the measure progress?

The measure aims, at first, to create an overall study including an action plan for an ecological route, (through sea and land) in the city of Limassol which will allow tourists to visit the most attractive spots of the city. After the completion of the study certain suggestions will be implemented in the current measure as well as for other measures submitted.

For a part of the route of approximately 2 km within the city center, appropriate marking and signage will be applied and necessary facilities will be developed at collection points (points where one can change from one mobility mode to another) in order to make tourists able to move around with bicycles and electric scouters and other electric vehicles. At the collection points, all necessary works and infrastructure will be developed / constructed in order to serve users.

This points will be planned to have all necessary infrastructure for people waiting for transport (covered waiting area, message systems, toilets, etc.), places for parking of electric cars/bicycles/ scooters etc., as well as infrastructure for transport means (charging units etc.). Smart message systems (smart/electronic and conventional), sensors in the route, variable message panels and suitable software will be installed in “collection points” in order to inform users about the availability of all transport means – thereby increasing sharing and inter-sharing.

What were the outcomes of the measure?

Tourists arriving in Limassol from all over Cyprus or by cruises, even tourists that are accommodating in the nearby hotels and resorts will be able to have an ecological and people friendly city tour, sharing ecological means of transport, without strict time frames.

They will have a virtual map located in each parking, indicating their options for visiting key sights in the Limassol city centre.

Limassol Municipality aims to use upgraded electronic information systems on the ecological path and generating electric vehicle refueling stations. In this way, we expect that the entrance of private vehicles in the central area will be significantly reduced.