UPDATE: New One-Way Traffic Regulation at Split Ferry Port to Begin June 17

Daniela Rogulj

By looking at the ongoing construction at the Split ferry port, it is clear to see why the new traffic regulation through this part of the city has been delayed. 

Namely, the planned start of one-way traffic through Zvonimirova Street, the City Port, and Bačvice will not start next Monday, June 10th, but a week after, on the night of June 17th to June 18th, reports Slobodna Dalmacija on June 8, 2019. 

The culprit is the bad weather in May, causing the postponement of the construction work that was supposed to be completed by the end of last month.

The biggest effort is to redefine the roundabouts in the port at the large bus stop, where two articulated Promet buses could stop at the same time. And since it’s pretty clear by the looks of it today that the works cannot be completed by Monday, June 10, when the start of the new traffic regulation was planned, they decided to wait for the completion of the school year, but to complete the works before the Corpus Christi holiday. “Croatian roads” are responsible for this part of the work.

Taking into account the dynamics of the work carried out, the current state of the traffic load, the date of the end of the school year, and given the change of public transport lines,the forthcoming state holidays of Corpus Christi, Anti-Fascist Struggle Day and the Statehood Day, at the agreement of the City of Split, the “Port Authority” and “Croatian Roads”, it was concluded that the most convenient day to introduce the new traffic regulation is June 17th, said Tamara Pajić, spokeswoman for Croatian Roads. 

The Port Authority has made a minor reorganization in its area, and on the access roads, Zagrebačka Street and at the crossing of the Domovinskog rata and Vukovarska Street, the City of Split has improved signaling so that those going to the port have a clear direction.

You can see how the new one-way traffic regulation will look here. 

Deputy mayor Nino Vela has repeatedly stressed that turning traffic one-way is a “recipe” that is challenged in a large number of European cities, and the new traffic solution strengthens the bus lines and metro being put into function as part of public transport.

“By reorganizing the bus lines, three times as many passengers will be able to come to the harbor with the bus, so instead of the current 15,000, 45,000 passengers will be transported, which strengthens public transport while reducing the need for passenger cars in the harbor,” Vela said.

To further establish better traffic flow in the city center, the City announced that the metro would begin driving on Tuesday, June 11, at 10 am. The new metro will depart every 20 minutes from the main Railway Station in Kopilica to the port and back. The City of Split has said that works are ongoing on this part of the project and guarantees everything will be ready by Tuesday when the first metro departs for the port.

The train journey will last four minutes, and a single travel ticket for the city metro and city bus will be introduced at a price of 11 kn, which can be used by the passenger within one hour on the Kopilica-Ferry Port route and vice versa, and in all “Promet” buses in the first zone.

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