As pointed out by Majda Odar from JZ TNP, the pressure of motor vehicles on particular parts of the Triglav National Park during the summer seasons is exceptional. The aim of the park manager, in cooperation with stakeholders (municipalities, tourist organisations, development agencies), is to alleviate the pressure of motor vehicles, and the introduction of hard measures such as restricting access to alpine valleys and passes is a lengthy and difficult process. An effective tool to alleviate motor vehicle pressure is to make seasonal public transport available to the general public. An important added value of seasonal public transport, both in summer and winter, is to provide mobility to inhabitants of settlements in the National Park area who, due to their place of residence or other circumstances, are less mobile or not mobile at all. "Taking into account the importance of public transport in the National Park for the optimal management of the National Park and, above all, for the achievement of nature conservation objectives, we are convinced that the need to ensure optimal conditions for the implementation of sustainable mobility is more pressing and urgent than ever before," emphasised Majda Odar.
Dr Tit Potočnik, Director of JZ TNP, spoke about this year's summer tourist season from the point of view of the observations of various departments of JZ TNP and highlighted the main challenges. This year's season is superlative in many respects, for example, accommodation capacities were already largely sold out in the spring. "People's habits are changing, they are less and less spending their holidays at the seaside and are choosing to spend their holidays in the Triglav National Park and its surroundings, where it is not so hot, where they expect more peace and more opportunities for rest and recreation. That is why there were many visitors. Visitors used to get all this when the numbers were not so high, but now there is a lot of pressure," he pointed out. Cooperation between the JZ TNP and local tourist organisations is essential to guide the visit, as well as with ministries and other stakeholders. "The goal, which in the long term will ensure the preservation of nature and a sustainable life for the inhabitants, as well as a pleasant visit to the park, is that over time, as people's habits change, organised public transport will remain the only option for visiting the most popular points of the Triglav National Park," added the Director of JZ TNP.