Welcome to the Heart of Slovenia
The pilot area consists of eight municipalities (Domžale, Dol pri Ljubljani, Trzin, Mengeš, Moravče, Komenda, Kamnik, Lukovica), situated to the north of the Slovenian capital Ljubljana. It is located mainly along the Kamniška Bistrica river and its tributaries. The north of the region is mountainous, with the Kamnik and Savinja Alps reaching 2.558 m of height in the highest peak of Grintovec.
The region has a population of over 96,000 inhabitants (data of 2012) in an area of 562.6 km2, divided into 305 settlements, of which only two (Kamnik and Domžale) have more than 10,000 inhabitants. The average density is 171 inhabitants /km2.
The area, in the past called the“Entrepreneurship area”, is nowadays part of the Ljubljana urban area and a subregion called The Heart of Slovenia. It is one of the most developed areas in Slovenia with entrepreneurship as a leading activity.
Mobility in the region
In the last 20 years, the region was affected by suburbanisation, resulting in higher demands for mobility. Almost half of the active population commute to the capital Ljubljana, and such flows of daily commuters contribute to high levels of congestion and traffic.
To face this situation, the region is committed to improve public transport by introducing new vehicles and to create new routes.
New sustainable mobility plans are needed, together with investments in infrastructure and awareness raising activities. Cooperation between all stakeholders in planning public transport is also vital.
The main goals that The Hearth of Slovenia wishes to achieve with the participation in Poly-SUMP are:
- To raise awareness among stakeholders about sustainable polycentric mobility issues;
- To exchange experiences and best practices in the field of common cooperation and planning in sustainable polycentric mobility with other regions involved in the project;
- To advance in sustainable mobility in the region;
- To improve public transport;
- To engage stakeholders in the decision making process.