Sustainable mobility is a form of mobility that must be effectively accessible to all, while incorporating sustainable aspects. It encompasses walking, cycling, public passenger transport and alternative forms of mobility. It’s about limiting private motorized vehicle traffic and energy consumption while promoting sustainable modes of travel.
Ideal for covering relatively short distance, walking is the most natural, environmentally friendly and healthy form of travel. With the right walking aids, even age and health are no limiting factors. In fact, every mode of transport involves walking to some extent, either to get to or from your stop or your car. It’s vital to recognize walking as an important element of any transport system, especially in sprawling urban areas such as Nova Gorica. Indeed, many short car trips could be made on foot instead to reduce pressures on the environment and the road infrastructure, keep noise levels and congestion at bay, while at the same time improving public health.
It takes about a 20-minute walk to get from Bevkov Square in the very centre of Nova Gorica to any point in the city or to reach the urbanized part of Solkan. The layout of Nova Gorica follows the garden city design, which, while providing large areas for motorized traffic and low-density housing with separate activities, also makes provisions for pedestrian access to basic facilities.
Getting around Nova Gorica on foot
In terms of topography, climate and distances, Nova Gorica is ideally suited for cycling. For a city the size of Nova Gorica where distances are short, bikes are ideal modes of transport. Moreover, the favourable weather conditions in the region make for hassle-free cycling practically year-round. It takes about a 20-minute bike trip to get from the centre of Nova Gorica to any point in the wider urban area, which encompasses the area around Nova Gorica, Šempeter and Gorizia (Italy), save for those parts that are on a very uneven terrain (e.g. part of the village of Kromberk).
Not just a healthy type of workout, cycling is a silent, non-polluting, fossil fuel-free mode of transport that alleviates car parking issues in the city. Cycling in general is very efficient in terms of space and cost, and is the fastest and most effective way for getting around in urban areas. Due to its economic, ecological, tourism-related and exercise benefits, cycling is being reintegrated into the transport system and is gaining traction as a car alternative.
In total 37 regular and electric bikes can be rented at seven locations scattered around Nova Gorica, and at one location in Šempeter-Vrtojba. On the link below is a step-by-step guide on how to rent a bike.
Discover and experience Nova Gorica and its surroundings on a bike. Mount your Krpan city bike to get to Europe Square in Nova Gorica, Slovenia, and cross over to Gorizia in Italy. Discover the millennium-old town of Solkan and be amazed by the breath-taking Solkan Bridge. Ride up to Kostanjevica Monastery or to Kromberk Castle. One is spoilt for choice.
Bookings and information about the bike-sharing system:
• TIC Nova Gorica and CTM Nova Gorica: email@example.com, 00386 5 330 46 00
General terms and conditions for the occasional use of Krpan bikes
The Nova Gorica and Vipava Valley Public Institute for Tourism received 10 Krpan city bikes from the Municipality of Nova Gorica to manage.
Teeming with well-maintained cycling trails, the expansive Trnovo and Banjšice Plateau offers plenty of opportunities for year-round bike tours. The quiet green corners of the sparsely populated plateau are perfect for outdoor pursuits. The Nova Gorica and Vipava Valley Public Institute for Tourism manages 11 electric bicycles that can be rented from two places: DS Camping on the Banjšice Plateau, and the Winkler Inn in Lokve.
For reservations and information about renting a bike:
General terms and conditions for occasional use of e-bikes
The bicycles were co-financed by the community-led local development initiative managed by the Local Action Group Embraced by the Sun as part of the operation called "Cycling across the Trnovo and Banjšice Plateau”. All bikes are the property of the Municipality of Nova Gorica. The BIT Planota Foundation was the lead partner in the project.
The Municipality of Nova Gorica is one of only three municipalities in Slovenia to provide free public bus rides. The service is a shared undertaking of the Municipality of Nova Gorica and the Municipality of Šempeter-Vrtojba. The twin cities of Nova Gorica and Gorizia are connected via a cross-border line, attesting to the solid inter-municipal and cross-border integration between them.
List of taxi companies in the Municipality of Nova Gorica:
Javni zavod za turizem
Nova Gorica in Vipavska dolina
Trg Edvarda Kardelja 1
5000 Nova Gorica
Phone: 00386 5 330 46 00
TIC Nova Gorica in Center trajnostne mobilnosti Nova Gorica
Kidričeva ulica 11
5000 Nova Gorica
Phone: 00386 5 330 46 00, 00386 41 460 217
Prešernova ulica 9
Phone: 00386 5 365 91 40, 00386 31 355 110