The action consist in the design and implementation of a bike lane in Durres Municipality, to contribute to the expansion of the bike lane network. Three alternative projects have been developed to undergo stakeholders’ opinion and consideration on design and operational/safety aspects. The extension of the bike lane network is willing in contribute to changing mobility habits and reduce the use of private cars.
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SUMPORT aims to increase the planning capacities on sustainable mobility of port cities through training activities and exchange of experience. Apart from the similar challenges that EU cities face, MED cities having ports are confronted with even more complex issues, needing a long-term mobility planning approach, integrating both city- and port-originated transport flows, in order to achieve a sustainable urban mobility. The main objective is to increase the planning capacities on sustainable mobility of port cities through training activities and exchange of experiences. The principal outputs of the project have been: (a) Conducting trainings for MED port city officials in drafting SUMPs, also benefiting from MED port cities already having them (b) Drafting SUMPs in two MED port cities and updating an already existing one (c) Implementing pilot actions and small-scale investments for sustainable mobility in six MED port cities (d) Implementing an e-learning platform for transferring project’s results. Cities having ports face some extra problems adding a greater degree of complexity within the urban mobility. This project attempted to improve the planning capacities of the cities in order to face this issue in better conditions.
The action has extended the city’s bike lane network and provide exclusive infrastructure for citizens and visitors who wish to perform ordinary or recreational trips by bike safely, and in an environmentally friendly way.