MOBILITAS Project presented during the European Mobility Week 2018. in Zadar

European Mobility Week was held at the end of September in Zadar. The initiative encourages European cities and towns to introduce and promote sustainable means of transportation and motivates the citizens to try out alternatives to car use.

European Mobility Week was held at the end of September in Zadar. The initiative encourages European cities and towns to introduce and promote sustainable means of transportation and motivates the citizens to try out alternatives to car use.

Within Zadar's Mobility Week, that was held under the motto „Zadar đira i kombinira“ (Zadar mixes and moves), Zadar County Development Agency ZADRA NOVA promoted its European funded projects that deal with the topic of sustainable urban mobility in the broader Zadar area.

During the two-day manifestation whose goal was to influence the awareness of the citizens and motivate them to use the public transportation and go to work, to school or shopping by foot or pedalling, the citizens of Zadar were acquainted with the project activities of the MOBILITAS – MOBility for nearLy-zero CO2 in medITerranean tourism destinAtionS project.

The main objectives of the project MOBILITAS, whose total value is 2.468.337,75 EUR and it started in November 2016., is to make mobility in tourist areas more sustainable. This is the expected result of the reduction of car use by both tourists and the local population. To tackle this situation, different scenarios will be elaborated to better understand different choices when it comes to improving environmental quality.

The pilot activity of the project MOBILITAS includes setting-up a platform with parking sensors at a chosen location in town with the accompanying application that is supposed to facilitate the process of finding free parking spaces for all targeted groups.

It is also important to mention the constructive panel discussion that was held at the Mobility Week. Experts from the fields of traffic, urbanism and environmental protection like dr. sc. Una Vidović, Ivan Šimić, dipl. ing., dr.sc Dino Županović, Atana Grbić and Pero Marušić, dipl. ing. arh., as well as a significant number of Zadar's citizens all gathered at the panel, which aimed to contribute to finding a common solution to traffic specificities in the wider Zadar area.