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The first workshop on sustainable urban mobility held in Sarajevo

As part of the TRIBUTE project “Integrated and innovative actions to improve sustainable urban mobility”, the first workshop of the Living Lab was held on Wednesday, February 23, 2022. in the hotel “Europe” in Sarajevo. The main goal of the project is to improve urban mobility through the development of innovative, more efficient services and tailored solutions in accordance with the new EU goals on sustainable, integrated and inclusive mobility, which is the vision of the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan of Sarajevo Canton and Sarajevo City.

The workshop brought together relevant ministries, municipalities, private companies, education institutions, associations and NGOs involved in the promotion of sustainable urban and electro mobility. Workshop participants discussed how best to move from vision to roadmap to successful action planning and implementation. The special focus of the workshop was the concept of Mobility Island, which was presented by experts from the consulting company CETEOR from Sarajevo.

Mobility Island implies a vision of a “5-minute city”, the comfort and choice of shared electric mobility within a 5-minute walk of anywhere in the city. Mobility Island is a physical place that serves the discrete needs of the locality within which it is located. So, the ‘Lego’ analogy is the possibility of placing a different number of physical things, related to mobility or other services that suit that location. It also makes it easy to expand as needs change. This concept consists of physical infrastructure such as land, smart lighting, charging stations for electric vehicles, a common e-car service, electric wheelchairs for the elderly, renewable energy sources and digital services.

Participants concluded that cities need to transform their mobile infrastructure, services and movement habits that society has in and around their cities. In this regard, Mobility Islands presents a new concept, offering the potential to initiate change by establishing a visible and very different concept of mobility.

The TRIBUTE project is implemented by eight cities in the Adriatic-Ionian region, namely Ljubljana, Maribor, Milan, Novi Sad, Patras, Podgorica, Sarajevo and Zagreb, led by Politecnico di Milano. The project is supported by the Interreg ADRION program funded by the European Regional Development Fund and the IPA II Fund.

All those who have an interest in the topic of urban mobility or believe that in some other way they can contribute to the implementation of the TRIBUTE project by participating in the Living Lab can contact us by email:

What can public transport do to support sustainable workplace mobility?

Predominant car-traffic infrastructure, shortage of public transport services, and hostility to active mobility are challenges that many cities face at the periphery of their cities. To support sustainable workplace mobility, public transport can develop a key role when planning for low-carbon mobility offers beyond administrative boundaries, as the general service area usually reaches into or covers the functional urban area (FUA). Thus, public transport operators can reach out to all important stakeholders and users, to understand their perspectives and needs. As mobility providers and planners, they have the expertise to co-develop solutions to mobility problems. This was realized in an integrated planning process at the level of the FUA in both Leipzig (DE) and Szeged (HU), based on a continuous dialogue with local companies in the planning areas, which resulted in the development of detailed action plans for sustainable workplace mobility for the two planning areas.

The close communication and interaction with their target group in the LOW-CARB project enabled the public transport operators LVB and SZKT and their partners to develop integrated measure packages that support attractive, intelligent, connected and, above all, intermodal mobility offers – from bus and rail, bicycle, and pedestrian traffic to sharing systems. Furthermore, the dialogue was used to create awareness and acceptance of existing low-carbon transport offers and to promote active mobility.

Find out more in the LOW-CARB recommendations for low-carbon mobility planning with companies in suburban areas (in EN).

And here is the way to all our other LOW-CARB resources including, e.g., our handbooks for low-carbon mobility pilots and strategies in all central European languages.

LOW-CARB proudly presents its pilots & strategies handbooks

Planning for integrated and low-carbon mobility for public transport was at the heart of the LOW-CARB project. This was achieved when planners in municipalities, public transport authorities, and private companies joined forces to cooperate beyond their respective administrative, departmental, and organizational boundaries.

Our two newly released handbooks elaborate on how we created good planning practices in our pilot measures and development of IT-based tools, and provide strategic approaches to governance and data-based planning for practitioners.

Learn about our low carbon pilot measures and their potential for transferability: Read now in EN » (also available in all central European languages here)

Explore strategic approaches to governance and data-based planning for low-carbon mobility. Read now in EN » (also soon available in all central European languages).