In 2017, the company OMEGA consult, has successfully developed and completed a Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan of the Municipality of Šempeter – Vrtojba. The main purpose and goal of this project is to overcome challenges in transport with equal treatment of all traffic participants (cyclists, pedestrians, drivers).
As the Municipality of Šempeter-Vrtojba is very small in size, but busy and densely populated, we have developed and integrated a new transport strategy which will redirect traffic flows so that they will be for inhabitants (vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists) less disturbing and much more safe and functional.
Due to the geographical characteristics and attractive environment, the Municipality of Šempeter-Vrtojba has great potential and opportunity for the development of daily hiking and cycling. In addition to this, there is also a great opportunity to utilize better the existing public passenger transport offer by upgrading it.
Apart from creating the conditions for integrated planning, regulation and traffic management, the basic strategic challenge is to create such an integrated transport arrangement that will reduce the need for the use of motor vehicles and, consequently, solve parking issues. Given that the Mobility plan will enable economic, social and economic development and better co-existence of companies and citizens, the public played a major role in it, as it was actively involved in the entire process of preparing the Strategy, through interviews, workshops and public debates.
The project did not only foresee a better utilized transport infrastructure, but also – through concrete proposals – predicted a better quality of life, by improving mobility and public access to work. Thus, Municipality’s improved public image would also enhance social networking.