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Mobility Infrastructure Mobility for All
Inclusiveness, Disabled users, Tourism

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Start of operations

Year 2019

Scale of operations area

Metropolitan Area

Duration

Permanent

Application Locations

Limassol (Cyprus)

Best Practice essentials

The Challenge

Before CIVITAS DESTINATIONS, the Limassol region already provided some accessibility infrastructure dedicated to disabled, visually, and hearing-impaired citizens and tourists. However, it was not enough just to provide safe conditions to move around the city centre. Limassol is a highly touristic destination, which yearly receives the majority of the 3.5 million tourists which visit Cyprus (source: YSTAT). Therefore, there was a need to have a city that would be more inclusive for all, especially considering that a lot of tourists that visit the island are disabled and face difficulties in accessing some of the main touristic attractions.

The Solution

  • Development and integration of the accessibility points of the existing systems for blind and deaf people at the main traffic light crossings in the tourist area.
  • Increase the number of access points to the beaches for achieving safety and leisure, and subsequently connect to the public transport system (with step-free bus stops at the specified spot).
  • Limassol added points in the tourist area where the proper integrated mobility solution (for accessing and using beaches) was installed. This included ramps going into the sea.
  • New signage at bus stops.

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End user involved

Type of end user: Disabled users, Residents, Tourists

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Lead operator

Organisation name

STRATAGEM Energy Ltd

Organisation type

Business - SME

Other entities involved in the implementation

Organisation name

Limassol Tourist Board

Organisation type

Public Authority - Region

Organisation name

Limassol Municipality

Organisation type

Public Authority - Region

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