This thesis presents a conceptual study of a long-distance cycling network with integration of main urban centers in Gorenjska statistical region, as a part of a planned national cycling network. Currently, there are several national strategies that deal with this issue and offer useful cycling paths in this part of Slovenia, but only a small fraction of these are built and in use by locals and tourists. Cycling path D-2 between Mojstrana and Rateče as well as small part of planned R-2 path, which runs between Bohinjska Bistrica and Ribčev Laz, serve as examples of good coordination between local communities and state institutions. The main objective of the thesis is to integrate existing links into a new concept, which focuses on the sustainable planning policies and encourages the integration of various services as a part of this network.
Planned proposal of the national cycling network connects urban centers of Gorenjska region, which were previously determined on the basis of their economic and tourist importance in the area. Cycling links were planned according to the main requirements for cycling infrastructure, where safety is the most important aspect. Taking that into consideration, we were trying to make the best use of existing low traffic roads without unnecessary investment costs into separate infrastructure. Some links are presented in a number of different options, which have been evaluated and compared in terms of safety, spatial and operational aspects as well as in their integrative function. Additional integrity of the network is provided by the connectivity with neighboring regions (Savinja, Central Slovenia and Gorizia region) and countries Austria and Italy, which enable connection with the European cycling network EuroVelo.