Workshop on safe and increased use of bicycles in Ljubljana Center

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CIVITAS MOBILIS started participatory discussion on safety and increased use of bicycles in Ljubljana. Representatives of the MOBILIS project, representatives of the Ljubljana Center District Council and Ljubljana Cyclists Network identified future direction of the process. Biggest obstacle for cyclists safety represents existing parking behaviour of car users.

Workshop on public participation in planning and promotion of sustainable mobility focusing on safe and increased use of bicycles was held on February 15. Representatives of the MOBILIS project, members of the Ljubljana Center District Council and cyclists NGO and business were present.Principal aims of the workshop were to present CIVITAS MOBILIS activities in Ljubljana, state-of-the-art mobility situation in Ljubljana (with emphasis on City Center), to appoint main choice factors for locations of covered bicycle shelters and to identify main criteria for their design and construction.Workshop was facilitated with a goal to identify key problems, connected to cycling and parking situation in the Ljubljana Center District. Discussion developed around the issues of inclusion of district council inclusion in decision-making processes on city level.Participants focused on the real priorities of cycling management in the city, dealing with parking and traffic order that has very negative impact on cyclist’s safety.Participants identified future directions for actions: first to strengthen enforcement of the traffic order in the city to provide better safety for cyclist, to appoint special cycling coordinator on the city level and to provide better communication channels between city administration and city districts.

Author: Miloš Bajt

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