EMOTIONWay aims at the conservation, protection, promotion and development of natural and cultural heritage through the creation of a cross-border network of cycleways and paths.
|PERIOD||1.01.2018 - 31.12.2022|
The main objective of EMOTIONWay is preserving, protecting, promoting and developing the natural and cultural heritage through the creation of a cross-border network of cycle routes and paths of the Eastern Alps (ReCAO), integrated with the local public transport of Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Veneto, Carinthia and the Autonomous Province of Bolzano.
The project aims to address two problems in the cross-border area:
a) difficult accessibility to some sites of natural and cultural interest by cyclists and tourists on foot due to insufficient links between cycling routes and sites of interest and poor intermodality bike-bus bike-train service for cycling routes and paths;
b) poor visibility of some sites due to lack of information on how to reach them, inadequate services, unvalued nature sites.
In pursuit of the objective of creating a cross-border network of cycle routes and routes in the area of the Eastern Alps by improving their connection through the intermodality bike-bus bike train, new cross-border local public transport services have been activated.
The missing links have been identified and pilot actions have been launched for the inter-modal connection of bike-buses and bike-trains to create the Cycle Network 2.1 Eastern Alps.
After its nomination in May 2021, the EMOTIONWay project was one of the finalists of the European REGIOSTARS AWARDS 2021 prize, a yearly competition organised by DG Regio of the European Commission to reward the best projects funded by the European Union.
2021 was certainly a successful year for the REGIOSTARS Prize, as announced by Elisa Ferreira, European Commissioner for Cohesion and Reforms: "𝘛𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘺𝘦𝘢𝘳 𝘸𝘦 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘰𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘢𝘨𝘢𝘪𝘯 𝘣𝘳𝘰𝘬𝘦𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘳𝘦𝘤𝘰𝘳𝘥 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘮𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘱𝘢𝘳𝘵𝘪𝘤𝘪𝘱𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘧𝘭𝘢𝘨𝘴𝘩𝘪𝘱 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘱𝘦𝘵𝘪𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘰𝘧 𝘤𝘰𝘩𝘦𝘴𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘱𝘰𝘭𝘪𝘤𝘺".
214 applications were received by the Commission from all over Europe. Among these, the EMOTIONWay project is among the 25 finalists who, divided into 5 categories, will be awarded on December 2nd in Dubrovnik. EMOTIONWay falls under the category "Theme of the Year: strengthening green mobility in the regions — European Year of Railways”.
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