On 15 and 16 September 2016, the first workshop of the SMART-MR project – "Sustainable measures for achieving resilient transportation in metropolitan regions" funded by Interreg Europe – took place at the Town Hall in Ljubljana, organized by the Regional Development Agency of the Ljubljana Urban Region (RRA LUR) and Anton Melik Geographic Institute of the Scientific Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts (ZRC SAZU) under the title “Participatory transport planning”.

The aim of the workshop ”Participatory Transport Planning” was to share experiences on the participatory planning among metropolitan regions and to search for examples of good practice and the possible exchange of knowledge, that might support the metropolitan regions in solving their transport issues. The workshop focused on two topics: whom to involve and how to involve in participatory transport planning. Over 50 participants came from eight countries to address the complex issue of participation.

The workshop included a study tour to Ljubljana’s city centre (site visit) in order for the participants to become acquainted with the transport policy, the process of motor traffic limitation in the city centre and on Slovenska ulica, reconstruction of Eipprova ulica, the Bicikelj self-service bike rental system, the Cavalier free electric vehicle service, as well as the ‘car sharing’ system. They then took a ride on a city bus to visit the P+R site at Dolgi Most.

The results of the workshop are presented in the first SMART-MR Newsletter (available at “Library”).