VELO-CITY 2020

SMART CYCLING INCLUSION
LJUBLJANA SLOVENIA 15-18 SEPTEMBER 2020

TECHNICAL VISITS

THE GREEN CITY TOUR

HOW HAVE WE TURNED OUR CITY CENTRE, CONGESTED WITH MOTOR VEHICLE TRAFFIC, INTO A PEDESTRIAN AND CYCLING FRIENDLY PUBLIC SPACE?
Lenght: 5,44 km
Duration: 2 hours

We gradually completely renovated the city centre and redesigned it into a pedestrian area with a size of more than 10 ha. One of the most visible measures for introducing a high-quality public space in the city centre is the rearrangement of a part of the main traffic axis - Slovenska cesta - into an area dedicated to pedestrians, cyclists and city bus users (shared space). By building or renovating 13 bridges over the Ljubljanica, we linked the embankments and shortened the distances.


"WORK IN PROGRESS" TOUR

HOW ARE WE IMPROVING AND EXPANDING THE CYCLING INFRASTRUCTURE IN LJUBLJANA?
Lenght: 8,09 km
Duration: 2 hours

The City of Ljubljana maintains and renovates 1,626 streets and roads. We are continuously improving and expanding the cycling infrastructure especially when renovating roads or when constructing new roads. Every year, we introduce many cyclist-friendly innovations, for example the so-called sharrow - a traffic lane for mixed traffic, bike boxes that allow cyclists to move in front of motor vehicles at intersections, cycling counters, right-of-way for cyclists in intersections, and a regular removal of the so-called "black cycling spots”.


CYCLING AS PART OF INTERMODALITY TOUR

HOW ARE WE REDUCING THE NUMBER OF CARS IN THE CITY CENTRE WITH THE P+R SYSTEM?
Lenght: 23,22 km (bus transfer is included in the lenght)
Duration: 2 hours

The P+R system (P+R stands for park and ride) is a combination of private and public transportation, which allows users to reach the main points on the city outskirts or the radial roads with their cars and continue their journey to the city by bus or a bicycle from the BicikeLJ bike-sharing system. The bicycle is accesible by a 7-day ticket or an annual subscription. By paying a parking fee of 1.20 euros, the P+R system users are entitled to two bus rides until 11:59 pm of the same day. This way, the number of cars in the city centre is reduced. In Ljubljana, there are five P+R facilities that operate within the P+R system.


LEISURE CYCLING TOUR

HOW ARE WE TRANSFORMING BROWNFIELD SITES INTO PUMP TRACKS OR GREEN SURFACES?
Lenght: 5,59 km
Duration: 2 hours

Since the bicycle parks caused such widespread thrill, we have decided to keep turning some degraded areas into pump tracks. At the intersection of the streets Linhartova and Topniška cesta, we have arranged the new bicycle park KoloPark Bežigrad within the European Mobility week 2017. Like KoloPark Šiška it also offers free-of-charge fun and practice with all kinds of self-propelled vehicles, from bikes, kick scooters, skateboards, inline skates, to roller skates and foot-propelled bikes.


THEMATIC CYCLING ROUTES TOUR

TOGETHER ON A 11-KILOMETRE-LONG THEMATIC WATER WAY
Lenght: 11,68 km
Duration: 3 hours

The aim of thematic cycling paths is to establish attractive cycling links between various parts of Ljubljana along less busy streets for daily commutes by bicycle. Since 2014, we have marked four thematic cycling paths: Waterside path (12km), Plečnik's path (14km), Forest path (7km), and the path around Ljubljana along the Path of Remembrance and Comradeship (32km).