01 Sep 2020
200 devices

Ljubljana is a political and cultural centre as well as the main commercial, business, congress, exhibition, transport, the scientific and educational centre of the Republic of Slovenia. Ljubljana is also Slovenia's largest employment centre with 180,000 jobs and its university centre with 41,000 students. Due to the daily migrants from the region to work and school, who mainly depend on the use of cars, Ljubljana has for many years been confronted with the problems of traffic and environmental problems.

Based on Ljubljana's Vision 2025, the City of Ljubljana began to develop an integrated transport strategy that builds on the efforts made to promote sustainable mobility. Main objectives of the Vision 2025 are good connection to the network of bicycle routes, a higher proportion of bicycle trips and improved transition knots for pedestrians and cyclists. Especially in the centre of the city, the cycling areas are bicycle-friendly, but outside the strict centre they require reorganisation and reconstruction.

The share of the population of Ljubljana in the traffic volume in 2003 and in 2013 shows that the largest day migrations are made from the neighbouring municipalities of Domžale in Kamnik. Cycling between city centres in the regional area has great potential as the majority of the population lives in the flat part of the region, and the distances between the settlements are relatively small.

With the use of the WeCount sensors and data platform, this case study aims to identify important bike corridors, capture cycling trends (a larger proportion of cyclists in transport and a larger proportion of cycling, better accessibility for cyclists) and justify investments in biking infrastructure (provision of support infrastructure for cyclists). The inventory and the aspiration of having a lot of richer bike infrastructure will be better studied and confirmed by WeCount low-cost cyclist counting.

In WeCount, we add 2 smaller networks with Telraam-sensors in Novo Mesto and Obala