During the final event of the CROSSMOBY and BIKE NAT projects, which took place on November 25 in Trieste, Ms Roberta Calcina (Project Partner 2 Olbia) and Ms Giulia Cortesi (EGTC GO expert) presented the first results of the Cyclewalk project.
Sustainable cross-border mobility was at the top of the agenda. Both initiatives have designed and tested new planning methods and new forms of sustainable mobility in the cross-border areas concerned by proposing a range of innovative solutions for urban mobility.
The two projects are Co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (2014-2020 programming) under the:
• Interreg Italy-Slovenia programme - CROSSMOBY- Cross-border integrated transport planning and intermodal passenger transport services
• Interreg Italy - Austria programme - BIKE NAT - Cycling routes to improve the natural and cultural
Three thematic sessions with two round tables allowed the speakers involved to present concrete contributions, and to illustrate experiences and good practices implemented outside the two projects.
Ms Roberta Calcina highlighted how CYCLEWALK project has tackled the common issue of providing quality standards for cycling infrastructure that could be attractive for cycling tourism and everyday cycling alike, thus considering the needs of the different target groups in terms of speed, directness, comfort, safety, landscape and the intermodality with public transport.
Ms Giulia Cortesi presented the EGTC GO action plan and its contribution to the Interreg Isonzo-Soča project and to the wider strategy of the European Capital of Culture 2025. At the end of the first phase of the Cyclewalk project, the EGTC GO developed a cross-border local action plan to promote the Isonzo-Soča natural park and develop active mobility and cycle tourism in the areas of Gorizia, Nova Gorica and Šempeter- Vrtojba, in synergy with ongoing interventions in Friuli Venezia Giulia and Slovenia. The action plan includes three actions: - Audit on sustainable intermodality (public transport and active mobility); - Pilot action for monitoring active mobility; - set up of a network of service providers for active mobility and cycle tourism. The actions will be implemented in 2020 and 2021.
The event was an excellent opportunity for cross-fertilization of the projects results. In particular, cooperation will be explored to have a common and reliable set of data for inter-modality.
Link to the two presentations (soon available on EGTC GO website).