PBN - CHESTNUT: 5th Partnership meeting in Dubrovnik 8-10 May
The CHESTNUT partnership met in Dubrovnik, Croatia from 8th-10th May in the framework of the 5th Transnational Meeting.
Project partners exchanged experience and best practices in sustainable mobility, compare their progress of sustainable urban mobility planning, learnt about Dubrovnik’s specific mobility issues and promote project results and activities.
In the first part of the meeting, partners were split into three parallel sessions, each moderated by representatives of Research Centre of Transport Planning and Traffic Engineering at Vienna University of Technology. (VUT) After the working sessions, CHESTNUT partners took part on a study visit to Dubrovnik's Old Town to witness the mobility problems the city faces during the peak season.
Dubrovnik is faced with significant traffic problems that are introduced to 50 participants of the meeting during a study visit to Dubrovnik's Old Town. Today the Port of Dubrovnik, the source of most traffic problems, hosting four cruise ships. More than 8.000 passengers from those ships boarded busses and headed towards the Old City, creating traffic congestions along the way, enabling CHESTNUT partners to witness first-hand what it means for infrastructure of such a small city to host such vast number of visitors.
SUMP was in the focus of the third day of the CHESTNUT transnational meeting. Partners were concentrated on identifying the most appropriate measures to meet their respective overarching goals. The VUT's team led the efforts, provided guidance, and feedback needed to move ahead in the right direction.
"The project is realized in the Interreg Danube Transnational programme with the co-financing of the European Union and Hungary."