The project BAB helps public authorities across the region harmonise infrastructure development of the Baltic Sea Cycle route and promote cycling tourism in the region.
The EuroVelo 10-route covers all the BSR countries. Traveling around the Baltic Sea sustainably using only public transportation and cycling, particularly as a tourist, is however difficult. Route development and improvement is carried out primarily by regional and local public authorities. However, public authorities have different levels of capacity to develop the route – leading to uneven and fragmented development of EV10. This hinders SMEs and NGOs from being able to effectively work to develop cycle tourism along EV10 to its full potential. There is a lack of trans-Baltic cooperation amongst regions and fragmented cooperation between transport and tourism stakeholders which further hinders route development and opportunities for inter-modal transportation. Information is not available to citizens and visitors to the region on the current opportunities for inter-modal transport along the route, both within and between regions. The project will strengthen public authorities' organisational capacity to develop and improve the EV10 route by developing a benchmarking tool and policy recommendations for cycle tourism development. The project will offer opportunities for improved inter-and transnational cooperation through co-creation and peer learning workshops. Well-developed sustainable transnational cycle tourism routes with public transport connections can contribute to the connectivity and accessibility of the Baltic Sea region for citizens and visitors.
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