Dubrovnik Mayor Mato Frankovic, with his associates, visited Ljubljana on October 17th, where he met Mayor Zoran Jankovic. The visit was an opportunity for the Dubrovnik delegation to get acquainted with the processes implemented by the City of Ljubljana in order to change urban mobility, using Smart City solutions.
Ljubljana is the leader in the application of sustainable mobile solutions and has been rewarded with numerous awards. The City of Dubrovnik is currently working on the Smart Urban Mobility Project (SUMP), which wants to introduce similar changes and the experience of the city of Ljubljana was really helpful.
In a very short time, from 2005 to 2014, Ljubljana has introduced major changes in the direction of environmental protection and sustainable development. The newly established traffic regime in the city supports sustainable mobile solutions. From 2012 the city is closed for motor traffic. The urban structure and popularization of bicycle riding has been by the project of free use of bicycles. More and more urban forms of transport go to methane because of CO2 reductions, and downtown passengers are transported for free by electric mini transport vehicles Kavalir.
The mayors talked about the possibilities of co-operation between two cities, primarily on smart city technologies, mobility and electric vehicles, car sharing and transport solutions, where Ljubljana's experience could be of great help to develop similar projects in Dubrovnik.
They also talked about cultural and tourist co-operation, congress tourism and the possibilities of withdrawing funds from EU funds.
The Mayor and his associates visited some of the successful urban solutions of the City of Ljubljana, through which there is a visible effort by the city administration to make everyday life easier for citizens using modern technologies, which is the goal of the City of Dubrovnik.