Nova Gorica, Slovenia

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Population

agglomeration: 31,638
city: 12,968

Land area

279 km2

Population density

114 inhabitants/km2


Nova Gorica is a city on the western Slovenian border. It forms a conurbation with Gorica/Gorizia (its “sister” city on the Italian side of the border) and Šempeter. Due to a large concentration of jobs in the city, Nova Gorica faces challenges with daily traffic flow from other parts of the municipality and wider region. This municipality also has one of the highest motorization rates in the country despite being active in the field of sustainable mobility. A modal shift could be made by implementing a more efficient public transportation system. Furthermore, the local topology and mild climate make for ideal conditions to promote a rise in the development of projects that would benefit the cycling and walking culture.

Modal Split

12
22
65
Year 2016

Source:

PNZ survey, Survey Društvo Gekolina

Year

2016

PT
Walk
Bike
Car
20
8
69
Year 2005

Year

2005

PT
Walk
Bike
Car
20
8
69
Year 2005
12
22
65
Year 2016
PT
Walk
Bike
Car

Contact person for Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning

Trojar Lapanja

Telephone: +386 5 335 01 70
Email: siandreja.trojar-lapanjanova-gorica
City website:http://www.nova-gorica.si/
Political representative: ongoing local elections, ongoing local elections

Participation in previous and current EU transport related projects

  • PUMAS (2007 - 2013)   (show/hide more information)
    To increase the competitiveness and attractiveness of the area and to promote sustainable regional development. Within this project Nova Gorica prepared a regional SUMP.
  • CROCTAL (2011 - 2014)   (show/hide more information)
    The main purpose of the project CROCTAL is to improve the cross-border road connections and integration between urban and rural areas in order to contribute to the reduction of the traffic’s volume and pollution.
  • TRADOMO (2012 - 2015)   (show/hide more information)
    The project TRADOMO strives to increase the attractiveness and competitiveness of the functional cross-border area, until recently divided by the state line.
  • BIMOBIS (2012 - 2015)   (show/hide more information)
    Project BIMOBIS is based on the assumption of sustainable mobility as an opportunity for both coherent regional development and the existing marketing niche in the field of tourism.
  • ADRIA A (2013 - 2015)   (show/hide more information)
    The ADRIA A project – Accessibility and development for the re-launch of the inner Adriatic area, funded under the Cross-border cooperation programme Italy – Slovenia 2007-2013 aims at contributing to the accessibility and transport reorganisation in the entire cross-border area, in order to form an integrated Italian – Slovene metropolitan transport area.
  • CH4LLENGE (2013 - 2016)   (show/hide more information)
    In CH4LLENGE, European cities and supporting organisations have teamed up to overcome the most pressing challenges in sustainable urban mobility planning. CH4LLENGE will test innovative and transferable solutions in participation, co-operation, measure identification as well as monitoring and evaluation in the participating cities. Nova Gorica participated as one of the follower cities.
  • CitiEnGov (2016 - 2019)   (show/hide more information)
    The improvement of public authorities capacities to define and implement low carbon energy planning and strategies. GOLEA (Goriska Local Energy Agency) is promoting e-mobility in the region.
  • MUSE (2017 - 2020)   (show/hide more information)
    The project aims to integrate energy efficiency and a reduction of CO2 emissions within the urban and extra-urban mobility strategies of the cross-border local authorities by testing innovative electric mobility services and by increasing the responsibility of the Public Bodies themselves, with the goal of ensuring the integrated planning of sustainable mobility.
  • CYCLEWALK (2017 - 2021)   (show/hide more information)
    The Cyclewalk Project aims at supporting the shift from car usage to cycling and walking mobility patterns over shorter distances, improving the accessibility for pedestrians and cyclists.
  • ICLEI
  • CIVITAS Forum Network
  • CIVINET Slovenija-Croatia

Status of the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan

Nova Gorica (Slovenia) has SUMP since 2006, though with missing elements. They are preparing a Joint (regional) SUMP within the PUMAS project. In 2015 the SUMP was launched. In March and April 2016 they are ready for an updated version of SUMP.

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