A Don Quixote's
journey of railway &
cycling infrastructure development
With the formalisation of a rather crazy idea, in 2018, first founders—and all subsequent members of the institute—had given to the director of the Mobilitatis Omni a mandate to develop the initiative further. Borders have been neglected for a very long time, its about time we re-establish the border missing links and cross-border railway connections. Learn more about our founders and members and consider supporting us. Thank you.
“We developed the idea of re-activating existing railway lines along the Mura and Drava rivers regions together with friends and colleagues from volleyball. Namely, I used to train volleyball, that’s why I studied sport, to become a volleyball coach. I’m still an active beach volleyball player and organiser of national and international beach volleyball events.
I’m very grateful to the first founders and members of Mobilitatis Omni, who provided support to formalise this civic initiative into an institute. Alone, without this support of founders, members, colleagues, and friends, I wouldn’t be able to run this initiative, which is based on a rather crazy idea. To re-construct a railway border bridge—and other missing cross-border railway links—that was mined more than 75 year ago. Possibly, that is why the former board president of one of the first founders calls me a ‘Don Quixote’.
Make no mistake, we have a professional approach to our mission, but it is my responsibility to professionalise Mobilitatis Omni rather sooner than later. For the international railway corridors and cycling routes development, we need all the support possible. If you, as we do, think that it is unacceptable that Slovenia and its border regions have less railway lines in the 21st century than they had at the beginning of the 20th century, please, joins and support as. Either as an organisational member or join personally to our MBTT Club.
Already after my first masters’ thesis defend I was asked if I will proceed to a doctoral study. At that time I categorically declined. My interests changed though and in autumn 2018—after several years of looking around for an appropriate option abroad and in Slovenia—I finally enrolled in the interdisciplinary doctoral program of the Ljubljana University Environmental Protection. That’s how I learned to never say never. My doctoral thesis will be a socio-technical analysis of, as you might have guessed, the rise and fall of the railways’ network in Slovenia and its neighborhood countries.
If I have intrigued you to interact or even support our intitiative, don’t hesitate and contact us ASAP.”
- Faculty of Design, associated member of the University of Primorska: Senior Lecturer in Design Management.
- University of Ljubljana: doctoral student at the interdisciplinary doctoral programme Environmental Protection.
- Cona.center, beach volleyball development hub: Hub’s Director.
- Noli Oblivisci Me, Conference on Dementia: Conference Manager.