Ljubljana, Slovenia

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agglomeration: 289,518
city: 280,940

Land area

275 km2

Population density

1041 inhabitants/km2

Ljubljana is the capital city of Slovenia. It is centrally located and thus well connected via roads and railway. In the recent years it has also become a more popular tourist destination especially after the expansion on the pedestrian zone, which made the city centre safer and more attractive. The municipality has also made some moves to improve cycling culture in the city (bike sharing system, new bike paths, etc.) and public transport (greener bus fleet, designated bus lanes, on-call electric vehicle in the city centre). A P+R system has also been implemented.

Although Ljubljana has done a lot in the recent years to raise the level of sustainable means of mobility, cars are still a big issue and an important mode of transport. Due to big concentration of jobs in the city, commuter flow comes from the city and its surroundings as well as from the wider region and other parts of the country. This daily flow creates significant traffic congestion in the city. Public transport system (bus and railway) needs to be upgraded to meet the everyday needs of city inhabitants and daily commuters.

Modal Split

Year 2013


Modal Split Survey




Contact person for Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning

Matic Sopotnik

Telephone: + 386 1 306 17 00
Email: siglavna.pisarnaljubljana
City website:http://www.ljubljana.si/
Political representative: Zoran Janković, Major

Participation in previous and current EU transport related projects

  • MOBILIS (2005 - 2009)   (show/hide more information)
    MOBILIS aimed to demonstrate the added value of developing and implementing broad integrated packages of policies and measures. The exchange of experiences and good practice between the partners therefore played a crucial role. Ljubljana: testing biodiesel on buses, promotion of sustainable mobility
  • ELAN (2008 - 2012)   (show/hide more information)
    CIVITAS ELAN addresses topics of specific interest to Central and Eastern European cities. These cities face particular challenges such as fast motorisation, capacity problems in public transport, infrastructure renewal and rapidly changing cityscapes. These rapid changes create many opportunities for cities from both old and new Member States to learn from each other. Ljubljana: as the leading partner, Ljubljana implemented the biggest number of sustainable mobility measures (walking, cycling, PT, strategic planning). A draft SUMP was also prepared (and incorporated into the later adopted Transport policy mentioned above).
  • BIKE INTERMODAL (2010 - 2013)   (show/hide more information)
    The present FP7-SST research deals with the possible synergy of the bicycle and all other forms of transport, public and private, for a sort of \
  • CATCH-MR (2010 - 2012)   (show/hide more information)
    CATCH_MR explored and adapted sustainable transport solutions for metropolises and their regions.
  • CHAMP (2011 - 2014)   (show/hide more information)
    The objective of the CHAMP-project was to bring together champion cities in the field of cycling policy. Ljubljana: Coexistence of pedestrians and cyclists in the pedestrian zone.
  • TIDE (2012 - 2015)   (show/hide more information)
    Project TIDE (Transport Innovation Deployment for Europe) enhances the broad transfer and take-up of 15 innovative urban transport and mobility measures and contributes to establish them as mainstream measures. The measures from five thematic clusters: financing models and pricing measures, non-motorised transport, network and traffic management to support traveller information, electric vehicles and public transport organisation. Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans is a horizontal topic integrated in the cluster activities.
  • OPTIMUM (2015 - 2018)   (show/hide more information)
    The EU-funded OPTIMUM project is working to unveil state-of-the-art information technology solutions to improve transit, freight transportation and traffic connectivity throughout Europe. Through tailor-made applications, OPTIMUM is striving to bring proactive and problem-free mobility to modern transport systems by introducing and promoting interoperability, adaptability and dynamicity.
  • SMART-MR (2016 - 2021)   (show/hide more information)
    SMART-MR finds solutions and helps local and regional authorities improve transport policies.
  • CLAiRCity (2016 - 2020)   (show/hide more information)
    ClairCity is an innovative project involving thousands of people in cities across Europe, enabling us all to decide the best local options for a future with clean air and lower carbon emissions. ClairCity is funded by the European Union.
  • LINKING DANUBE (2017 - 2019)   (show/hide more information)
    Linking transnational, multimodal traveller information and journey planners for environmentally-friendly mobility in the Danube Region.
  • Peripheral Access (2017 - 2020)   (show/hide more information)
    Peripheral areas such as rural, remotely located or border regions make up 93 percent of the EU territory. These scarcely populated regions are all facing similar challenges: poor public transport connections, small budgets, demographic change and high levels of unsustainable, exclusive and costly private car use. Peripheral Access will analyse this situation in detail and derive concrete action plans and implement innovative pilot actions
  • LINKING DANUBE (2017 - 2019)   (show/hide more information)
    Linking transnational, multimodal traveller information and journey planners for environmentally-friendly mobility in the Danube Region.
  • Eurocities
  • CIVITAS Forum Network
  • CIVINET Slovenija-Croatia

Status of the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan

Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan exists.

Regional Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan was adopted.

Ljubljana adopted a Transport policy in 2012 and its 1st SUMP in 2017. They adopted the regional SUMP in 2018. Several measures are already being implemented.

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