Bergen (Norway): joint decision by the City, Port and Tourist Office to limit cruise passenger numbers

With cruise passenger numbers rising constantly, stakeholders in port city of Bergen, home to Norway’s biggest cruise port, have decided to regulate ship and passenger traffic. The move follows similar decisions by other ports such as Dubrovnik, which are refusing tourist development at any cost to the quality of life of residents and tourists themselves. Continue reading

Valencia’s new port activity zone to include more green spaces and more sustainable mobility in response to the demands of local residents

The public debate was extended to allow all stakeholders to put forward their criticisms and comments. Protests continue, however. The local authorities in Valencia have now revised the project to minimise the impact and place greater importance on quality of life. This is the first time such a plan has been considered, to harmonise economic and logistics requirements with residents’ demands for public spaces and cycle lanes. Continue reading