Site-visits to study sustainable transport

In April and September 2013, mobility practitioners from eight different countries visited Graz and Bolzano to learn about best practice in the field of sustainable urban mobility.

Graz, Austria

The aim of the two-day site-visit to Graz was to present successful transport and mobility projects to mobility practitioners and decision-makers from all over Europe. The international group was composed of participants from eight countries, representing local authorities, transport operators and NGOs in particular.

As part of the site-visit, guided city tours as well as a bicycle excursion took place. The participants visited important destinations in Graz, for example the historical city centre, Graz main station, the mobility centre “Mobil Zentral” as well as the Shared Space area nearby Graz University. The programme was enriched through lectures about cycling policies, public transport planning, traffic calming and shared space, presented by representatives of the City of Graz, Holding Graz (public transport operator) and Austrian Mobility Research.

Bolzano, Italy

During the daytrip to Bolzano, the participants experienced the results of the efforts of the Municipality of Bolzano in making cycling more attractive. Public transport planning and policies as well as strategic plans for the future were also part of the programme.

The highlight of the day was a cycling tour on the vast cycle path network of Bolzano, where the different elements of the corporate cycling policy were visited.

Among the participants were three trainees of the TRANSPORT LEARNING training events, who had successfully completed mini-projects in their cities and were therefore awarded with participation at the study visit.

Contact and information

Austrian Mobility Research
Julia Zientek
Ökoinstitut Südtirol
Benjamin Auer