Title

Networking of Public Passenger Transport Modes, a Step Towards Sustainable Mobility in Ljubljana Urban Region

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

2012

Subject Area

land use - planning, mode - car, mode - park and ride, policy - sustainable

Keywords

spatial development, public passenger transport, sustainable development

Abstract

Ljubljana urban region (LUR) with the capital Ljubljana is located in the central part of Slovenia and represents a strategically important traffic hub, where two major Trans-European corridors meet. LUR is the biggest Slovene region and because of Ljubljana, also an administrative centre of the country. Spatial development of the region over the recent years has been characterized by suburbanization and the intensive development of road infrastructure, which additionally stimulated and promoted the use of cars. On the other hand, public transportation in the capital and in the whole region has not been effectively adapting to the rising demand for mobility. This has created a great gap between public and personal transport, which is difficult to overcome. Having the above mentioned situation in mind, a modern, efficient and high-quality public transportation plan for LUR has been elaborated. The proposed system consists of intermodal hubs with the P+R services and high capacity public transport lanes that interconnect into a high performance regional public transportation network. A new public transport regime would benefit LUR residents as well as residents of the neighbouring regions by considerably improving the sustainability of their mobility. At the same time, the number of cars on the roads would decrease; having positive sustainable impacts on the environment and everybody who lives, works, studies or visits Ljubljana and the LUR region.

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Permission to publish the abstract has been given by Elsevier, copyright remains with them.

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