Koper , Slovenia

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Population

agglomeration: 51,794
city: 25,521

Land area

311 km2

Population density

171 inhabitants/km2


Koper is a port city on Slovene coastline. Its foremost mobility issues are large seasonal differences in traffic flow due to tourists and a high percentage of car users. Their efforts for infrastructural and safety improvements in the last years have been mainly focused on the city centre and the waterfront. The municipality still needs to work to connect the surrounding areas (mostly hilly) with infrastructure for cycling and walking as well as with frequent and efficient public transportation.

Modal Split

10
36
48
Year 2008

Source:

TEMS 2008

Year

2008

PT
Walk
Bike
Car

Contact person for Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning

Nataša Likar

Telephone: + 386 5 664 63 30
Email: siobcinakoper
City website:http://www.koper.si

Participation in previous and current EU transport related projects

  • BICY (2010 - 2013)   (show/hide more information)
    By designing and implementing trans-national, cross-border and national strategies the EU-Project BICY aims to achieve a widespread modal shift towards cycling and walking to improve the quality of life and reduce pollution. Koper: cycling strategy and mobile app of cycling paths in municipality.
  • INTER BIKE (2010 - 2013)   (show/hide more information)
    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.
  • EuroVelo 8: European Cycling Path (2014 - 2016)   (show/hide more information)
    The aim of the project is to promote the cycling path EuroVelo8 and to improve the cycling service network along the path. Regional Development Centre Koper prepared 2 tourist packages for Slovene section of the route.
  • MOBILITAS (2016 - 2019)   (show/hide more information)
    The Mobilitas project tends to enhance possibilities to make more sustainable mobility in tourist areas of the Mediterranean. Project partners will therefore prepare different sustainable tourism mobility documents to be proposed to local authorities or they will reinforce existing SUMPs.
  • CHESTNUT (2016 - 2019)   (show/hide more information)
    http://www.interreg-danube.eu/approved-projects/chestnut
  • SUMPORT (2017 - 2019)   (show/hide more information)
    The project targets the Mediterranean space and specifically port cities that face similar challenges to those participating in the project. It will increase the planning capacities on sustainable mobility through sharing of experiences, pilot actions and training activities. Koper: Pilot action - Within the development of its SUMP, Municipality of Koper wants to develop a smartphone application for the suburban public transport service that should in long term increase the use of the public bus network and decrease the carbon emissions.
  • SMART COMMUTING (2017 - 2020)   (show/hide more information)
    SMART COMMUTING encourages coordination between public transport companies, city officials and other stakeholders to develop a holistic approach to planning more energy efficient transportation in urban areas. Training for public sector workers, expert analyses and the creation of institutional platforms will support better planning of sustainable transport.
  • MEDCYCLETOUR (2017 - 2020)   (show/hide more information)
    EuroVelo 8 – Mediterranean Route is a long-distance cycle route that connects the whole Mediterranean from Cyprus to Cádiz. The overall objective of the project is to use this route as a tool to influence regional and national policies in favour of sustainable and responsible tourism, providing transnational solutions in coastal areas across the Mediterranean.
  • INTER BIKE II (2017 - 2020)   (show/hide more information)
    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.
  • SMILE (2018 - 2019)   (show/hide more information)
    SMILE is focused on first and last mile of mobility in some variegated and paradigmatic urban areas of Adrion Region, embracing coastal, inland and bordering cities of different size (capital, middle, little).
  • CIVINET Slovenija-Croatia

Status of the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan

Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan exists.

Koper adopted its 1st SUMP in 2017 and is actively implementing it.

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