Transboundary integration and enhancement of public transportation system in a National Park region

National Park Saxon Switzerland
Publié: 18 novembre 2016
Dernière modification: 29 mars 2019
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Résumé

Public transportation offers in the transboundary (TB) National Park region of Saxon and Bohemian Switzerland were successfully enhanced in a way that conserves natural landscapes while enabling an intensive nature experience for visiting tourists. A broad alliance of representatives from regional politics, tourism, nature conservation, transport and local population created a transportation networking concept whose implementation led to a significant increase in passenger numbers.

Classifications

Région
Europe du Nord
Échelle de la mise en œuvre
Intranational
Ecosystème
Connective infrastructure, networks and corridors
Forêt de feuillus tempéré
Écosystème urbain
Écosystèmes forestiers
Thème
Entretien des infrastructures
Tourisme
Transport
Challenges
Manque d'infrastructures

Emplacement

Saxon Switzerland National Park, Bad Schandau, Germany | Saxon Switzerland, Germany; Bohemian Switzerland, Czech Republic

Les impacts positifs

The project was a great success. The cooperation of the broad alliance of stakeholder representatives within the transboundary region has created a basic structure of attractive railway lines and bus lines. Furthermore the connectivity across the Elbe River is ensured by regular ferry lines, and the train station in Bad Schandau has been turned into the region’s central mobility hub. Coordinated and multilingual passenger information and marketing is promoting awareness of the transportation offers among visitors and locals. The implemented measures are visible in figures: passenger numbers have considerably increased, in particular on transboundary connections, where a doubling of annual passenger numbers has been recorded in 2013. A shifting to public modes of transport contributes to a reduction of damages on natural systems in the region of the two National Parks.

Contribué par

Sophia Fettinger University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna