In mid-October, transport experts, specialists, and innovators gathered in Līgatne (Latvia). The high number of attendees confirmed that the transport sector also needs to work on new ideas and new solutions.
The workshop brought together a wide range of stakeholders, including representatives from ministries, associations, executive bodies and municipalities.
There were also representatives of several societies that bring various innovations to meet the challenges of mobility on a daily basis, as well as representatives of several companies engaged daily in research, development projects, strategies, and evaluations. The seminar program was deliberately designed to give the widest possible vision of the opportunities and solutions already available for the development of the sector.
It was emphasized that the real needs of the identified audience are the basis for effective and good solutions to improve traffic. Another important aspect to take into account, when planning mobility, is the interaction between the different scales: not only at the local or municipal level but also at the regional, national and international levels.
A spokeswoman for the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development, informing those present about the development of sustainable and environmentally friendly transport outside the big cities, stated that municipalities can be considered as a significant influence on the development processes in the regions.