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Zagreb (Croatia)

The nine hundred year-old city of Zagreb is the capital and largest city of Croatia with more than 800,000 inhabitants on an area of 641.22 km2. Its flourishing economy and rising standard of living have been accompanied by a steep rise in the number of private cars beyond the city. Public transport consists of buses, trams, funicular and suburban trains. There are more than 200 km of bicycle trails, although a real network is still missing. The city centre boasts a lot of pedestrian areas, parks and green areas.

Zagreb transport system is bound to manage between 1.5 and 2 million trips daily. The backbone of the city transport system is the PT network (trams, buses, funicular and suburban trains), but large share of trips is completed by private cars. One of the reasons why this is so is the fact that the city cycling network (which consists of more than 200 km of bicycle trails) is incoherent, even though the city geographical position provides tremendous potentials (moderate climate conditions and mostly plain ground). Owing to these facts, CIVITAS ELAN acted on three main fields in Zagreb: improve conditions in PT, establish dialogue with citizens, improve and promote walking and cycling.

Zagreb has made strides in enhancing its public transportation system, with initiatives like e-ticketing and an inter-modal terminal well-received by citizens. Efforts to improve cleanliness and energy efficiency, alongside citizen engagement through platforms like the Info-point tram, have fostered dialogue and awareness.Promoting walking and cyclinghas led to increased usage of sustainable transport, with significant reductions in emissions and noise levels along the corridor, showcasing the city's commitment to a greener urban landscape.

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