Implementation and testing of new (water) routes between Petrozavodsk – Zaonezhje

This pilot/study case will take place in Petrozavodsk - Zaonezhje on the Onega Lake in Karelia (Russia).

Onega is the second largest lake in Europe. Traditionally people live in the areas around the lake, and it was and is a source of water, food, and different activities for local people. A number of transport routes go over and through the lake connecting villages and towns. Today the area is also a unique tourist attraction because of its nature as well as the architectural monuments, the most famous of which is the UNESCO monument Kizhi Museum.

The challenges:

At the same time the accessibility of the area is very limited both for the locals and tourists and has a very clear seasonal character – during the spring and autumn periods, due to weather conditions and bad road infrastructure, the possibilities for coming and going are very limited as well as unsafe.

The pilot cases:

For the two Russian partners, the Petrozavodsk City Administration and the Tourist Information Center of the Republic of Karelia, the tasks include:

  • Establishing a local working group including key actors.
  • Collecting and analysing data presenting the citizens’ and tourists’ mobility needs.
  • Developing between one and three mobility routes between Petrozavodsk – Zaonezhje, with special focus on the water routes and transport means.
  • Installation of navigation marks in the area.
  • Organisation of a seminar for the north-west Russia actors in the field of mobility.
  • Development/adaptation and e-solution-based for tourists and local dwellers.
  • Development of recommendations for the Velikaya Guba settlement and Petrozavodsk City Administration.


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