The goal is to support local public administrations in drafting Low-Carbon Transport and mobility Plans (LCTPs)
The project LOCATIONS – Low Carbon Transport in Cruise Destination Cities, is co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund in the framework of the Interreg MED Program. Its goal is to support local public administrations in drafting Low-Carbon Transport and mobility Plans (LCTPs) with measures dedicated to cruise-related passengers and freight flows, helping them to reduce city traffic and to lower the production of greenhouse gases. In line with that objective, the Institution Regional Energy Agency Kvarner supported another project partner from the same city – Port of Rijeka Authority – in developing this document for the Rijeka city area.
The LCTP described the context relevant to this cruise destination: all positive and negative characteristics of locations for the berthing of cruise ships in Rijeka were examined. In addition, the transportation network related to other services and infrastructure important for cruise ship tourism was described. Furthermore, an analysis of the current features and statistics relevant for cruise ships traffic flows between 2015 and 2017 was carried out using three different scenarios. This was the basis for further projections until 2028.
Apart from the general forecast of passenger traffic, the projections considered the forecast of flows, buses for organised excursions, shuttle buses, vehicles for disposal of waste and vehicles for disposal of oily and other waters. Major obstacles impeding the development of Rijeka as a sustainable cruise ship destination were identified, and appropriate measures were devised in order to achieve all desired goals.