Nataša Slavić, Edna Mrnjavac and Ivana Paušić (Croatia) – CROATIAN URBAN TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS IN 2020: SUSTAINABLE URBAN MOBILITY SURVEY

Nataša Slavić, Edna Mrnjavac and Ivana Paušić (Croatia) – CROATIAN URBAN TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS IN 2020: SUSTAINABLE URBAN MOBILITY SURVEY

Nataša Slavić

University of Rijeka Faculty of Tourism and Hospitality Management, Croatia

E-mail: natasa.slavic@fthm.hr 

 

Edna Mrnjavac

University of Rijeka Faculty of Tourism and Hospitality Management, Croatia

E-mail: ednam@fthm.hr 

 

Ivana Paušić

University of Rijeka Faculty of Tourism and Hospitality Management

E-mail: ds3065@fthm.hr 

 

Abstract 

 

Faced with a variety of challenges generated by growing urbanization, cities worldwide aim at redesigning their transportation systems and making them more efficient, better integrated and sustainable. The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the current state of Croatian urban transportation systems in such a context. The survey of the Sustainable Urban Mobility Project 2.0 by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development was implemented in capturing the perspective of the local population (N=2484). Transportation systems’ users are key stakeholders in achieving urban transportation system sustainability. Their behaviour provides useful input for city planners, transportation service providers and destination management. The mobility patterns, behaviour and attitudes of urban residents are therefore used as indicators of the functioning, accessibility, multimodality and integration of urban transportation systems. Regardless of the fact that most respondents commute daily, the majority of respondents do not feel restricted by the available urban mobility options. Reliance on cars in everyday travel is not surprising, and this option is followed by a substantial share of respondents using public transportation (PT) and walking. Other alternative options are only partially utilized (bike sharing, car sharing and combinations of modes are not considered a viable option for most) and only a small proportion of respondents display intermodal habits. Practical and social implications based on research findings also take research limitations (foremost the convenience sample) into consideration. Further research should build on this research and emphasize urban transportation options in the context of urban tourism.

 

Key words: urban transportation systems, urban mobility, mobility patterns, Croatian urban mobility systems

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