Ljubljana joins POLIS

POLIS is delighted to announce that the capital of Slovenia, the beautiful city of Ljubljana, has joined our network. With a population of around 280,000, Ljubljana is an important centre of rail and road communications with Austria, Croatia, Hungary, and Italy — famed for its university population and green spaces.

The city of Ljubljana may be one of the smallest capitals in Europe, but what it lacks in size, it is making up for in climate action! From new hybrid bus fleets to bike parades, it is making astonishing and rapid progress towards sustainable urban mobility.

The Vision of Ljubljana 2025, adopted in 2007, unveiled a comprehensive approach to the sustainable development of the city. This was followed by their Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan in 2012 — updated in 2017 — which set out a strategy for radical change in people’s travelling habits.

Little wonder it received the title of European Green Capital in 2016!

“I am convinced that knowledge needs to be upgraded and strengthened through the exchange of experience,” said Mayor Zoran Janković.

“Our membership of such a large organization like POLIS can help us develop the technologies, governance tools and strategies for the future.”

In a ceremony at the city hall, POLIS Secretary Karen Vancluysen and Deputy Mayor prof. Janez Koželj met to officially seal the city's membership.

”I am delighted that Ljubljana has joined our continually growing network of cities and regions; we look forward to working with them closely over the coming years.” said Ms Vancluysen.

"I would also like to congratulate them on organising a fantastic Velo-City conference, where participants could experience and enjoy how the beautiful city centre embraces and prioritises active travel."