WESTERN POMERIAN best practice
Slow mobility is the heart of the touristic offers in Western Pomerian River District. It fits to the unique landscape from the Ice Age. To install offer several possibilitys of slow mobility we used our network from local buisiness and partners.
It begans with trips by canoe from half-day up to a seven-day-trip. We organized a collective transport to the start of the trips. Some times later we started with solarpowered boats up to 12 people. In this way we catched also turists who never would go by canoe.
In a next step we installed pedelecs (pedal electric cycle) to hire for individuals and to integrate these pedelecs in our organized trips, for instance a canoe-bike-trip. In springtime we promoted on a special day e-cars and are hopefull to rent out some of them to next year. The first electric garages we have already in our destination.
Criteria 1: SUSTAINABILITY EFFECTS
We need no fossil fuels for all these activities. To charge the pedelecs and cars we use only 100 % regenerative power.
On the other hand we encourage people in thinking about the balance between their behavior and the results for the nature.
Criteria 2 : INSPIRING AND EXEMPLARY
We began with this way in slow mobility in 2005. Every year the number of guests is increasing because of the consistent way with slow mobility.
Criteria 3 :IMPACT ON BEHAVIOR OF TOURISTS AND COMMUNITY
There is a big interest of the tourists and local people to try for exemple solar powered boats since the slow mobility offers exist Before this people only hired boats with gazoline-engines. Now they realize the advantages of this silence and comfortable way to go by boat. And also local people with their own boats begin to thinking about changing to electric engines.
The pedelecs are perfect for people who have not more so many power to go by a normal bike. Normally they stopped go by bike, but with this offer they stay in touch with the nature by this active way.