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  1. 1. “ Integrated Approach for Solving the Traffic Related Problems from Sustainable Aspect” This project was supported by The Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe with funds provided by the EuropeAid Cooperation Office of the European Commission Project Leader: Aleksandra Dimova [email_address] Project Coordinator for Serbia: Ruzica Bogdanovic [email_address] Presenter: Jovan Draganovski [email_address] Wuppertal, March 2009
  2. 2. General Information <ul><li>Project leader: Aleksandra Dimova [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Lead NGO: Proaktiva, Macedonia , </li></ul><ul><li>Cooperative NGO Partners and Countries: Serbian Town Planners Association (STPA), Serbia </li></ul><ul><li>Grant Awarded: 21.710 EUR </li></ul><ul><li>Project Duration: 15 August, 2004 – 15 August, 2005 </li></ul>
  3. 3. Project Problem <ul><li>Proaktiva and STPA have identified emission of harmful gases and particulates from transportation as one of the primary reasons for air pollution in our cities. </li></ul><ul><li>Transportation is also culpable for other serious urban issues including noise, vibration, visual (aesthetic) degradation and the space usurpation. </li></ul><ul><li>Increased use of individual vehicles translates into traffic congestion, lower average speeds, longer times required to go between two points, increased use of natural resources and further emission of pollutants. </li></ul><ul><li>Despite poor economic conditions in our countries and the increasing monetary costs of private vehicle use, the car remains synonymous with success and therefore will continue increase in number, unless this perception is changed . </li></ul>
  4. 4. Project Goal <ul><li>The overall goal of this project was to relieve traffic and transportation problems through the implementation of sustainable development principles. </li></ul><ul><li>This was achieved: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Through joint cooperation with the key stakeholders to raise the public awareness about the transport related consequences and their impact on the environment, economy and human health </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To promote public transportation and alternative modes of transportation, as a more sustainable means of transport </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To initiate a change in perceptions about use of private vehicles </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Partnership <ul><li>During the entire period Proaktiva & STPA had excellent cooperation. The partnership that we created was crucial for successful implementation of the project activities. </li></ul><ul><li>Project activities were undertaken in R. Macedonia with official support by: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Ministry of the Environment and Physical Planning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The City of Skopje </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Public Transportation Enterprise - Skopje   </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Project activities were undertaken in Serbia with official support by: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Ministry of Capital Investments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The City Council of Belgrade, Secretary of the Environment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The City Council of Belgrade, Secretary of City Planning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Public Transport Enterprise „Belgrad“ - Belgrade </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Activity 1: Gathering and analysing the data about transport and traffic related problems from environmental, economical and social aspects. E.g. Question: Do you know where to react if there are high levels of pollution in your neighborhood? Belgrade Skopje The legend applies to both graphics Activities
  7. 7. Activities <ul><li>Activity 2: Improving Communication and Cooperation Among Major Transportation Enterprises and Stakeholders – Networking </li></ul><ul><li>Introduction and Network Creation </li></ul><ul><li>The Creation of the Questionnaire </li></ul><ul><li>Day-to-day cooperation </li></ul><ul><li>Presentation of the overall project’s results in front of the local decision-makers in Belgrade and Skopje </li></ul>
  8. 8. Activity 3: Public Awareness Raising about the consequences of the traffic emission
  9. 9. Activity 4: Pilot Project “A Better Place for Living – A Sustainable Approach for Urban Design”
  10. 10. Activity 5 : Publication of PTS Lines (bus maps) and Cycling Lane Maps (bike maps) for the Central City Area
  11. 11. Activity 5 : Publication of PTS Lines (bus maps) and Cycling Lane Maps (bike maps) for the Central City Area
  12. 12. Activity 5 : Publication of PTS Lines (bus maps) and Cycling Lane Maps (bike maps) for the Central City Area
  13. 13. Activity 6: Campaign – “Drive Your Car Less!”
  14. 14. Follow-up: Be a European – Ride Your Bike
  15. 15. Be a European – Ride Your Bike
  16. 16. Follow-up: Car Free Day
  17. 17. <ul><li>Thank you for your attention!!! </li></ul><ul><li>Aleksandra Dimova - Project leader: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Jovan Draganovski - Project assistant: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>