Development of multimodal connections along the Adriabike cycling path

Overall Objective of the Project:

To promote the use of sustainable types of transport along the Adriabike cycling path. The project’s objective is to implement the sustainable mobility proposals and commitments, and to reduce the impact of traffic on the environment, in keeping with the development strategies of the local and regional communities throughout the project area. The objective is consistent with the main SEAP objectives, which aim to reduce CO2 emissions and energy consumption in the transport sector.

Project summary:
The project will help reduce the greenhouse gases generated by traffic by promoting cycling as a form of sustainable transport in the Goriška, Obalno-kraška, Friuli Venezia Giulia (FVG), and Veneto regions. This will be supported by the experimental implementation of four multimodal bicycle-by-bus transport services in the FVG and Obalno-kraška regions, and bicycle-by-boat transport services on the Litoranea Veneta canal network, as well as by raising public awareness. In accordance with the project’s general objectives, the use of sustainable forms of transport will be promoted along the Adriabike cross-border cycling path between Kranjska Gora and Ravenna. This path was built within the context of the Inter Bike cross-border project, which this project intends to complete. The Inter Bike II project entails the experimental implementation of a multimodal cross-border bike-by-bus transport service between Cormons, Capodistria, and its hinterland, as well as a bike-by-boat transport service on the Litoranea Veneta canal network. The services will improve the cross-border mobility of cyclists and the connectivity between the urban centres and the countryside, which is extremely important to the local population. It will also help to improve the cycling infrastructure on the Crevatini roadway. The project represents the launch of cross-border integrated development planning for cycling and other forms of cross-border mobility, and even includes the establishment of a cross-border project committee for sustainable mobility and sustainable tourism. It will promote collaboration between local authorities and other stakeholders for the preparation and implementation of carbon reduction strategies, and the adherence of the municipalities to the Covenant of Mayors against Climate Change.
The involvement of the target groups in the planning of sustainable mobility and sustainable tourism will be ensured through the Committee’s actions and awareness-raising activities.

Main results:
The establishment of cooperation between local authorities and other stakeholders in the cross-border area for the dissemination and promotion of sustainable mobility. Cooperation will be implemented through the cross-border project Committee, made up of representatives of the partnership and stakeholders operating in the field of sustainable mobility and cycling. The Committee will establish an interregional and cross-border partnership between local authorities and stakeholders within the project area aimed at preparing and implementing low carbon strategies, with a particular focus upon sustainable mobility, in consideration of environmental protection, territorial planning, and the development of sustainable tourism. The Committee will encourage the local authorities within the project area to adhere to the Covenant of Mayors initiative and to implement SEAPs by offering the support derived from the environmental directives for the regional development programs. It will monitor the implementation of the measures required by the environmental strategies. Several of these will be carried out within the context of this project through the introduction of new forms of multimodal transport and the implementation of the existing cross-border cycling network. The cross-border project committee will act as a starting point for the launch of a cross-border sustainable mobility forum, whose creation is planned for the future. This forum’s main task will be to create active partnerships between the local and regional authorities within the cross-border area, with the aim of harmonizing both countries’ transport policies.

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