Since 2007 we have been gradually transforming the city centre into a pedestrian zone. Until 2014 the comprehensive renovation included over 30 streets and squares, and by 2016 it expanded to 10 ha of surfaces which had been additionally planted with greenery. We have renovated the embankments of the Ljubljanica River and built new bridges, we have moved the old ones or renovated them and by doing so we have created a bigger and more pleasant public space dedicated to people instead of cars. Access to this area by car is possible only with a special permit issued by the City of Ljubljana and for the delivery of goods.
Electric vehicle Kavalir
Access to all major destinations in the pedestrian zone is provided by 6 toll-free electric vehicles "Kavalirs" – 3 open (active from spring-autumn) and 3 closed (autumn-winter and bad weather conditions) vehicles. A Kavalir can take up to five passengers at the same time. Due to its low speed, users can also stop Kavalir while it is driving or reach them on offical telefone numbers: (opened Kavalir vehicles) +386 (0)31 666 331, +386 (0)31 666 332 or (closed Kavalir vehicles) +386 (0)31 666 299.
The name Kavalir (meaning a cavalier, a gentleman) was chosen according to its noble function: the service offers free-of-charge rides in the city centre to all, especially to persons with reduced mobility, and their drivers are known for their friendliness and courtliness.
Schedule: every day / whole year around - from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Walking is promoted mainly by limiting motor traffic on public surfaces and renovating public spaces which are then primarily devoted to pedestrians and spending quality time, alongside social, cultural and sports events. One of the more important changes made since 2007 is certainly this eco-zone in the city centre were pedestrian surfaces have increased by as much as 620% to approximately 10 ha.