Although sustainable transport planning at the regional and local levels has no tradition in Slovenia, the situation has been improving in recent years. An integrated approach was introduced after joining the EU. Nowadays, more and more municipalities respond to the incentives of the EU and the Ministry of Infrastructure. They prepare and implement Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs). SUMP is a strategic document that outlines the municipality´s vision and objectives in the field of sustainable transport, which includes a list of necessary actions required to achieve a comprehensive change and, consequently, a higher quality of life. Implementation of the strategies has already resulted in more efficient transport solutions in some municipalities, which is a good incentive for other municipalities.
This indicator shows the number of Slovenian municipalities that upgraded traditional transport planning through an integrated approach. In addition to carrying out sustainable mobility measures, this can be achieved by drawing up a Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP), a document that integrates individual measures into a wider concept. The plan can be drawn up at the municipal or regional level – currently, most strategies in Slovenia are drawn up at the municipal level. As no national or European system currently exists for checking the quality of SUMPs, the indicator includes all documents with a similar title and approach, despite the fact that their quality can differ greatly. After co-financing of the SUMP preparation was introduced in 2015 and 2016, the Ministry of Infrastructure has now planned to set up a quality monitoring system and define the minimum content of SUMPs. After the adoption of these rules, only documents approved by the Ministry of Infrastructure or that are compliant with its criteria will be included in this indicator.
Slovenian platform for sustainable mobility, 2014
|Number of inhabitants 2015||Year of preparation||Status of the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan|
|Nova Gorica||number||31787||2006||Občinska CPS sprejeta v občinskem svetu 2006; Municipal SUMP adopted in the municipal council in 2006|
|Nova Gorica||number||31787||2015||Regionalna CPS za Goriško regijo (2015); Regional SUMP for Goriška region (2015)|
|Murska Sobota||number||18973||2008||Občinska CPS sprejeta v mestnem svetu; Municipal SUMP adopted by city council|
|Ljubljana||number||287218||2011||Občinska CPS sprejeta v mestnem svetu; Municipal SUMP adopted by city council|
|Ljutomer||number||11521||2012||Občinska CPS sprejeta v občinskem svetu; Municipal SUMP adopted in the municipal council|
|Piran||number||17857||2012||Strokovna podlaga – občinski svet ni obravnaval; Expertise - the municipal council did not discuss it|
|Maribor||number||112325||2015||Občinska CPS sprejeta v mestnem svetu; Municipal SUMP adopted by city council|
|Brda||number||5662||2015||CPS za Goriško regijo (2015); SUMP for Goriška region (2015)|
|Kanal||number||5502||2015||CPS za Goriško regijo (2015); SUMP for Goriška region (2015)|
|Miren-Kostanjevica||number||4826||2015||CPS za Goriško regijo (2015); SUMP for Goriška region (2015)|
|Renče-Vogrsko||number||4297||2015||CPS za Goriško regijo (2015); SUMP for Goriška region (2015)|
|Šempeter-Vrtojba||number||6280||2015||CPS za Goriško regijo (2015); SUMP for Goriška region (2015)|
Slovenian platform for sustainable mobility, 2015
The proposed National Strategy for Integrated Transport Planning at the local level (Ministry of Infrastructure and Spatial Planning, 2012a) includes a goal according to which all large municipalities (city municipalities and municipalities with more than 10,000 inhabitants) and 20% of smaller municipalities will draw up sustainable urban mobility plans by 2015. By 2020, 75% of all municipalities will draw up SUMPs (individually or in cooperation with neighbouring municipalities), while most of the remaining municipalities will operate in accordance with integrated transport planning principles.