Murska Sobota, Slovenia

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Population

agglomeration: 18,734
city: 11,129

Land area

64 km2

Population density

789 inhabitants/km2


Murska Sobota is the most urbanised area in the north-eastern part of Slovenia. As the biggest city in the region it attracts daily commuters from surrounding municipalities. The car usage is high making it difficult for the public transport, with its low frequency, to compete. For the modal shift to happen, the municipality will have to create a safer network for pedestrians and cyclists as well as make the city centre more attractive for both people and businesses.

Modal Split

18
23
54
Year 2016

Source:

Public survey

Year

2016

PT
Walk
Bike
Car
32
17
36
10
Year 2002

Source:

Murska Sobota

Year

2002

PT
Walk
Bike
Car driver
Car passenger
32
17
36
10
Year 2002
18
23
54
Year 2016
PT
Walk
Bike
Car
Car driver
Car passenger

Contact person for Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning

Mrs. Nada Cvetko Török

Telephone: +386 2 525 16 20
Email: sinada.torokmurska-sobota
City website:http://www.murska-sobota.si/
Political representative: Mr. dr Aleksander Jevšek, Mayor

Participation in previous and current EU transport related projects

  • Mura – Drava Bike   (show/hide more information)
    The project connected existing and possible bike paths along the Mura and Drava Rivers
  • Hiking & Biking   (show/hide more information)
    Project developed sustainable and environment friendly touristic products for hiking, cycling and Nordic fitness in bordering areas between Slovenia and Austria. RCMS (Development centre Murska Sobota) participated in creation of the product for the area.
  • Mura - Drava.Bike (2008 - 2012)   (show/hide more information)
    The project connected existing and possible bike paths along the Mura and Drava Rivers.
  • Active Access (2009 - 2012)   (show/hide more information)
    Encouraging active travel for short trips to improve health and the local economy. Centre for Health and Development Murska Sobota participated in the project with activities to encourage walking and cycling to work, shop and to schools.
  • TRILOC (2009 - 2012)   (show/hide more information)
    Cooperation of cross border regions in creating the infrastructure and logistics solutions to promote regional development. Murska Sobota conducted a study for railway infrastructure connecting Bad Radkersburg and Murska Sobota (V. corridor).
  • Quest (2011 - 2013)   (show/hide more information)
    The purpose of the project was to support European cities in making progress towards a more sustainable urban transport system. The tool produced as part of the project helps cities, through the help of an expert, to identify which measures are needed in order to achieve the desired goals regarding sustainable mobility. In order to assess and further develop their sustainable mobility policies and actions, Murska Sobota participated in the project. The result was an Action plan for implementation of further measures in the next four of five years.
  • TRANSDANUBE.PEARLS – Network for Sustainable Mobility along the Danube (2017 - 2019)   (show/hide more information)
    Most of the trips to and within the Danube region are carried out by car, causing negative impacts to the environment and the inhabitants. The project Transdanube.Pearls aims at addressing these challenges by developing socially fair, economically viable, environmentally friendly and health promoting mobility services for the visitors of the Danube region. Murska Sobota opened its Mobility centre in 2018.
  • Eurocities
  • POLIS
  • ICLEI
  • CIVITAS Forum Network
  • CIVINET Slovenija-Croatia

Status of the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan

Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan for the Municipality of Murska Sobota (2008) and Improvement of traffic flow in the City of Murska Sobota (2013) are strategic documents for further development of transport system of the Municipality in the future and foreseen the measurements for implementation.  In the beginning of 2016 Municipality Murska Sobota has gained the funds for SUMP revision under national Open call for co-financing of SUMP within Operational Programme for the implementation of the European cohesion policy for the period 2014 - 2020. In March and April 2016 public tender for the SUMP team is opened and finally after 10 months from the tender Murska Sobota will obtain an updated SUMP.

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