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SI21_SI0_Sustainable mobility for successful future, guidelines for the preparation of an integrated transport strategy_2012

Name of the country Slovenia
Sector Transport
Name of the document (original) Trajnostna mobilnost za uspešno prihodnost, Smernice za pripravo Celostne prometne strategije
Name of the document (English) Sustainable mobility for successful future, guidelines for the preparation of an integrated transport strategy
Administrative level National
Type of the document Guideline
Year of adoption 2012
Foreseen duration Unlimited
Comments The guideline was formed as a part of the IJJP project- integrated public transport project.
Sector Transport
Territorial unit (NUTS/LAU) SI0
Authority Ministry of Infrastructure, Transport Directorate
Availability in English No
Legally binding Non-binding
SGI coverage SGI/SGEI
Integration as a concept Yes
Integration elements
Actors
Policies
Adm. levels
Fin. sources
Others
Description Integration: Integration is a basic concept present throughout the entire document. The basic idea of the Integrated transport strategy is to resolve municipal challenges related to transport, however, these also impact other fields such as health (improved air quality), personal finance (decreased transport costs), free time (decreased travel time), and equal accessibility of SGI for all, including young, elderly and disabled. Policy: The guidelines stress the importance of the coordination of policies and institutions as well as the integration of various sectoral policies and documents, when preparing the Integrated transport strategy. The document, however, is a guideline for a strategy, therefore, its suggestions are general and do not refer to specific policies and sectors. Actors and administrative levels: The strategy suggests that all of the relevant stakeholders from national (Ministries, directorates, governmental agencies, expert, consultancy and research institutions, NGOs, various chambers and associations), regional (Regional development agencies, neighbour municipalities), and local level (the council, municipal committees, police, service providers, schools, nurseries, public initiatives) should be included in the preparation of the strategy from the very begging of the process and in all stages.
Major objectives 1. Introducing a new integrated transport planning practise and tool- the Integrated transport planning strategy, and its advantages and benefits with the aim of improving the life quality in municipalities, which decide to adopt it
2. Encouraging municipalities to adopt the new transport planning practise, by developing and implementing an Integrated transport strategy according to the guidelines provided
3. Providing guidance for the efficient and successful strategy preparation and implementation process, based on the following principles:
- Sustainable approach balancing the economic development, social justice and environmental quality
- Integrated approach including the general public in all phases of the planning process
- Clear vision, goals, and focus to achieve measurable objectives, which are included and determined by the Integrated transport strategy
- Overview of the transport costs and benefits in the wider social “costs and benefits” contexts
- Professionalism based on the use of the method practised and tested in many other countries and cities (3/3)
Short Summary The aim of the guidelines for the preparation of an integrated transport strategy is to encourage a new integrated transport planning practise and tool- the Integrated transport planning strategy, and its advantages and benefits with the aim of improving the life quality in municipalities, which decide to adopt it. Integration is a basic concept present throughout the entire document. The basic idea of the Integrated transport strategy is to resolve municipal challenges related to transport, however, these also impact other fields such as health (improved air quality), personal finance (decreased transport costs), free time (decreased travel time), and equal accessibility of SGI for all, including young, elderly and disabled. The strategy should have a clearly stated vision and objectives, as well as the priorities and expectation.

Objectives:
1. Introducing a new integrated transport planning practise and tool- the Integrated transport planning strategy, and its advantages and benefits with the aim of improving the life quality in municipalities, which decide to adopt it
2. Encouraging municipalities to adopt the new transport planning practise, by developing and implementing an Integrated transport strategy according to the guidelines provided
3. Providing guidance for the efficient and successful strategy preparation and implementation process, based on the following principles:
- Sustainable approach balancing the economic development, social justice and environmental quality
- Integrated approach including the general public in all phases of the planning process
- Clear vision, goals, and focus to achieve measurable objectives, which are included and determined by the Integrated transport strategy
- Overview of the transport costs and benefits in the wider social “costs and benefits” contexts
- Professionalism based on the use of the method practised and tested in many other countries and cities

The guidelines stress the importance of the coordination of policies and institutions as well as the integration of various sectoral policies and documents, when preparing the Integrated transport strategy. The document, however, is a guideline for a strategy, therefore, its suggestions are general and do not refer to specific policies and sectors.

The strategy suggests that all of the relevant stakeholders from national (Ministries, directorates, governmental agencies, expert, consultancy and research institutions, NGOs, various chambers and associations), regional (Regional development agencies, neighbour municipalities), and local level (the council, municipal committees, police, service providers, schools, nurseries, public initiatives) should be included in the preparation of the strategy from the very begging of the process and in all stages. The document indicates that the cooperation among stakeholders is crucial for a timely recognition of the possible synergies as well as conflicts.

The preparation of the strategy should be adapted to the local conditions, therefore, the geographic scope of the area should be clearly defined.
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