Modernisation of local and regional lines with the objective of creating preconditions for the development of integrated public transport system.
INLAND WATERWAYS AND INLAND PORTS NETWORK
The Croatian network of inland waterways represents a significant, but at the same time, completely unexploited part of national values of Croatia. The overall length of the current inland waterways in Croatia is 1016.8 km, of which 601.2 km has been integrated into the European network of inland waterways of international importance. The Danube part of the Republic of Croatia`s inland waterways system forms a part of the RhineDanube Corridor. Ports Vukovar and Slavonski Brod are classified as core ports in the EU TEN-T network, while Osijek and Sisak are classified as comprehensive ports.
Within the complete inland waterways sector in the Republic of Croatia there are two separated sub-systems with their specific characteristics: Danube`s basin sub-system which encompasses the Danube’s waterway as well as Drava’s waterway, and the Sava basin sub-system which encompasses the waterways of the Sava, Kupa, and Una. The Croatian inland waterways ports Vukovar, Osijek, Slavonski Brod and Sisak and their port areas have been characterised by an undeveloped infrastructure and unconnected logistical port network.
PRIORITIES OF CROATIAN INLAND WATERWAYS:
Establishing and maintaining conditions for safe and reliable inland navigation, especially to maintain international waterways according to the required international navigational class standard,
Developing and modernising international inland ports according to internationalstandards in order to satisfy the existing and expected transport demand,
Increase the sustainability of the system by performing a reorganisation of the sector, improving the efficiency of the maintenance, reducing the environmental impact and implementing measures to increase the safety and the interoperability of the system,
Improve the accessibility of the ports and their connections to other transport modes to facilitate the development of multi-modal transport.
Regarding its integration in international traffic, it should be emphasized that Croatia is already today, with its highly developed motorway network (90% constructed), close to high European standards regarding international road connections.
It is also necessary to analyse and determine the real need and sustainability of building a bypass of Zagreb Area, which would interconnect the highway network (A1, A2, A3, A4 and A11) and by this would improve connection between different corridors.
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