Experts visited Zagreb and Ljubljana to see the cities' CIVITAS ELAN measures for sustainable transport
On 21-23 October 2013, ten experts from seven European cities, including EUROCITIES members Burgas and Tirana, visited Zagreb and Ljubljana to learn about their implementation of CIVITAS ELAN measures for sustainable transport.
Participants learnt about Zagreb’s clean public transport strategies, which include 100 new trams using energy recovery systems, 17 new CNG (compressed natural gas) articulated buses and a bike sharing system which after just six months has 2500 subscribers.
Zagreb engages citizens through its Zagreb forum, which hosts workshops and roundtables for pupils, older citizens and political delegations.
Ljubljana showcased its bike-rental scheme, which has 1800 users per day; its traffic policy until 2020; and its efforts to revitalise the centre through a pedestrianised area which over five years has increased in size by 550%.
CIVITAS VANGUARD is organising a further two study visits to take place in early 2014.
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