The City of Gradiška organised a meeting with local stakeholders on 28.11.2019 as part of the SMILE project. The purpose of the meeting was to present the current achievements of the project, the plans for future implementation and the status of the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) preparations, developed by external expertise assistance, LIR Evolution.
The meeting was attended by representatives of the 6 private local public transport companies. The number of passengers using local public transport has been steadily declining over recent years for a number of reasons (declining population, concentration of population in urban centre, rising number of passenger vehicles, etc.). The public transport companies are especially interested in supporting sustainable urban mobility and increasing modal sharing of urban transport in the City of Gradiska. They presented their opinions on this topic and listed the issues they are facing in developing their business and service. Furthermore, as part of the mobility solutions testing (WPT3), the City is carrying out detailed analysis of its traffic system by counting cars, bus passengers and pedestrians on different routes in the City. The methodology for this analysis, and its benefits and uses, has been presented by external experts
Project SMILE – First and last mile inter-modal mobility in congested urban areas of the Adrion Region, is implemented by the City of Gradiška within the EU ADRION programme (http://www.adrioninterreg.eu) together with partners from Italy, Croatia, Slovenia, Greece and Albania.