Gentle Mobility Is Rewarded! – With The Carinthian VCÖ Mobility Award 2016

VCÖ 01 With the outstanding project “Nature Park Lake Weissensee – Model Region Gentle Mobility” the municipality of Weissensee is able to show exemplary, how tourism harmonizes with eco-friendly mobility.

Therefore it was awarded with this year’s Carinthian VCÖ Mobility Award by the provincial minister Landesrat Rolf Holub, VCÖ and ÖBB-Postbus.




The combination of bus, train and (electric) bikes allows an unexpected mobility even without your own 4 wheels. The magic formula “gentle mobility” harmonically combines leisure fun and nature consciousness. Guests and locals appreciate very much this “holiday from their car”. The number of passengers using the nature park bus has doubled during the last year reaching the number of almost 100.000. The percentage of guests arriving by train should be raised from 4 to 10 per cent.



In order to no longer endanger the high quality of the natural space and habitat lake Weissensee by traffic, the municipality aims at making the mobility behaviour of locals, day guests and vacation guests more eco-friendly. “This gentle-mobility concept is exemplary for all Austrian tourism regions. Guests and locals benefit from the improved bus offer. Tourism is getting an impulse for the necessary mobility turn”, says VCÖ expert Dr. Willi Novak complimenting on the well-earned Mobility Award 2016.




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