With the contribution of the LIFE programme of the European Union - LIFE14 ENV/GR/000611
Slovenia's first Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan on a small scale: Ljutomer
Ljutomer a town with 3,300 inhabitants, was the first place in Slovenia to prepare a pilot Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan(SUMP) on a 'small' scale. The municipality of the same name encouraged Ljutomer to place an emphasis on sustainable mobility and strive for a role as one of the leading municipalities in the field. It’s located on flat terrain.
Its small size, undemanding topography, and mild climate mean walking and cycling are theoretically possible almost all year round. The whole town can be crossed on foot in under half an hour, whilst other bigger towns in the municipality can be reached within 15 minutes on a bike.
Ljutomer's pilot SUMP was approved in 2012. Ljutomer's SUMP was developed as a pilot for small towns and cities within a wider national project that focused on sustainable urban mobility planning. The municipality acted as a role model for several other Slovenian municipalities who prepared their first SUMP for a national tender in 2016 and 2017.
Ljutomer's second-generation SUMP was submitted as part of the same tender. Its preparation saw the adoption of a more sustainable approach to transport planning that placed the existing, more traditional approach in a wider context.
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The LIFE GYM [LIFE14 ENV/GR/000611] project is co-funded by the LIFE programme, the EU financial instrument for the environment.
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Start Date: 15 September 2015 – Duration: 35 months