State of the art - best practices around Europe

A comprehensive overview of the state of the art in the field of leisure travel and sustainable transport in tourism regions has been carried out. The outcome of this task is a report containing best practices around Europe, paying special attention in successful factors and lessons learnt.



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  Wroclaw’s Bicycle Sharing Scheme, Poland
The aim of this initiative is to provide citizen’s with another sustainable means of transport in the center of Wroclaw. The project was launched in June 2011 providing 156 rental bikes across 17 stations.
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  City Tourist Information System in Częstochowa, Poland
In 2008 the city of Częstochowa in southern Poland started the City Tourist Information System (MSIT) with co-funding from the European Union. The system made orientation in the city easier for tourists, pilgrims and residents.
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  Hotel cycle rental scheme in Vilnius, Lithuania
As part of the ADDED VALUE Project, the Healthy City Bureau of Vilnius recruited 5 hotels who were encouraged to promote cycling to their guests. The hotels were selected due to their proximity to local parks and also the old town area that is affected by heavy congestion. The initiative included cycle training for hotel staff and a cycle hire scheme linked to each hotel. 28 hotel employees took part in the training sessions and about 500 guests used the cycle hire scheme during the 2009 summer period.
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  Discovering the Dolomites without car, San Candido (Italy)
In 2009, the municipality of San Candido introduced a shuttle bus service in order to reduce the car access to Campo di Dentro Valley, one of the most important stages in a trip to reach the wonderful “Tre Cime di Lavaredo”, a UNESCO heritage of humanity.
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  New leisure related mobility services in Krakow/Poland
Just to make it easier and more comfortable to ride a bike in Krakow and to encourage inhabitants to use bikes more frequently as a mode of transport to recreational areas of Krakow particularly during the spring/summer season - this is the main purpose. New leisure related mobility services will enable to create a new cyclist friendly image of PT.
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  Mobilcard: A special offer for tourists (Province of Bolzano - South Tyrol, Italy)
The Mobilcard is a special offer from the Autonomous Province of Bolzano - South Tyrol for tourists wanting to experience South Tyrol in a non-polluting way. The MobilCard allows individuals to travel about the region by using all means of public transport for 3 to 7 days with just one ticket.
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  New urban planning/ traffic management scheme in Protaras (Cyprus)
Protaras Strip is a a busy tourist commercial and entertainment corridor that has undergone a full urban rejuvenation with traffic calming in the context of a government comprehensive town-planning traffic management scheme.
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  Klaipeda a Friendly City for Cycling Tourists, Lithuania
Klaipeda hopes to become a more bicycle friendly city by building accessable bicycle stands and creating an informative transport system.
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  An Easy, Cheap and Fun Way to Transport - Poland’s Water Tram
This summer Gdynia, Sopot, and Gdansk launched two water trams as a means of faster and cheaper transportation for both tourists and inhabitants.
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  Pedal powered taxis in Tallinn, Estonia
In May, 2004, a small fleet of pedal-powered taxis was introduced in Tallin, Estonia, to serve both tourists and local citizens.
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  Integrated Bicycle System - the City of Sandnes in Norway
Sandnes has about 56.000 inhabitants and lies in Norway. The city lies beneath a fjord and has a beautiful landscape. Next to the 100 km of coastline there is a fantastic recreation redion. All these things make Sandnes to a perfect area for all kinds of outdoor activities. Nevertheless the population of the city is constantly growing and as Sandnes is the communication center of the region the volume of traffic increases constantly.
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  Sintra, Portugal: Mobility Services for Tourists
The objective is to identify and implement solutions to meet the mobility needs of tourists with a preference for using sustainable modes of transport. Many of the measures plan to be extended after MOST.
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