“Already 50% of the city passenger transport fleet consists of natural gas or hybrid powered buses, in addition, we offer free transportation with seven Kavalir electric vehicles, and the Urban electric tourist train is also available. We encourage further development of electromobility with various measures – among other things, there are electric car and electric bicycle sharing systems available in Ljubljana. The city was chosen as the best
e-mobility city in Slovenia and the second most car-sharing friendly city in the world in the category of up to G750,000 inhabitants.”
We encourage further development of electromobility with various measures – among other things, there are electric car and electric bicycle sharing systems available in Ljubljana
THE GREENEST OF THE GREEN
Even though Ljubljana is already among the greenest capitals in the world (green areas cover as much as three-quarters of the city), the authorities are continuing to plant new green areas in the city.
Says Bebar: “We are turning brownfield sites, neglected and unused parts of the city into new green areas, thereby contributing to mitigating climate change and improving the quality of leisure time for residents and visitors to Ljubljana. In the past 15 years, we have planted more than 40,000 new trees and created over 120 hectares of new green park areas, mostly on former brownfield sites. We are proud that Ljubljana is also recognized as a ‘Tree City’ within the framework of the Tree Cities of the World programme.”
A WIN-WIN SITUATION
Among the results of the many quality of life improvements that have been implemented so far are the many international city awards that Ljubljana has received.
At the beginning of this year, Ljubljana was voted the European Best Destination 2022 by travellers from all over the world
“A real turning point for us and a great recognition for our work in this area was winning the title of Europe Green Capital 2016,” says Bebar proudly. Last year the organization European Best Destination declared us the best green capital among 20 European cities, and at the beginning of this year, Ljubljana was voted the European Best Destination 2022. This was decided by travellers from all over the world, as many as 92% of votes, a record number since 2009, came from other countries, which proves the immense international appeal of Ljubljana.”
With the capital applying to join the mission of 100 carbon-neutral European cities by 2030, Ljubljana is pursuing its fundamental mission – to increase the quality of life for citizens and visitors to the city.
SHIFTING THE MOBILITY PARADIGM - PART I
SHIFTING THE MOBILITY PARADIGM - PART II
SLOVENIA: GOING GREEN AND DIGITAL - PART I