Limassol is located on the southern coast of Cyprus, an island country in the Eastern Mediterranean and the third largest and third most populous island in the Mediterranean. The Limassol region, with 240,000 local residents, is divided into six municipalities and 104 villages, spread over an area of 9,251 km2. The area welcomes around 400,000 visitors by plane and 200,000 by cruise ship.
Limassol is a safe destination with much to share, including its beautiful seafronts, picturesque countryside, countless cultural, recreational and leisure activities, vibrant events and festivals, as well as being a centre for international business, conferences and incentive travel programmes. Despite tourist mobility patterns in Limassol being mainly characterised by walking and cycling, there is evidence that residents’ mobility behaviour poses a key challenge. The prevailing use of private vehicles causes congestion and increases air and noise pollution and traffic accidents, especially in the central part of the city.
The city has worked to increase the use of sustainable mobility modes, with a view towards a city with less traffic, fewer accidents and cleaner air quality. Limassol needed to improve the environmental sustainability of its transport system, as well as promote behavioural change towards more sustainable transport modes.
170 inhab/km2 (2019)