Participants

Contact & Activities

Participating city

Burgas
210.000 inhabitants

Local contact

European policies and programmes
Jana Koleva
26, Alexandrovska Str.
++359 56907458

Participation 2019

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
16 September
- First school day in Bulgaria - animation for safe street crossing with masked heroes (mascots)
- Raising awareness as to the road safety traffic rules - sensibilisation campaign in a primary school within the city
- Creation of an interactive space within the city centre - including graffiti paintings on walls and luminescent paintings on the ground and other activities aiming to involve people to be part of the initiative Walk with us in Burgas. This event is called Journey with the little prince including numerous actions inciting especially young people to adopt alternative modes of transport in urban area.
17 September
- Creation of an interactive space within the city centre - including graffiti paintings on walls and luminescent paintings on the ground and other activities aiming to involve people to be part of the initiative Walk with us in Burgas. This event is called Journey with the little prince including numerous actions inciting especially young people to adopt alternative modes of transport in urban area.
18 September
Bike with us safely during the night - organised bicycle ride within the city with all accessories providing security and safety to the riders and raising their awareness on being precocious.
19 September
- E-mobility in Burgas - demonstration of e-vehicles used by the Municipality (cars, scooters, e-bike shared system)
- - Creation of an interactive space within the city centre - including graffiti paintings on walls and luminescent paintings on the ground and other activities aiming to involve people to be part of the initiative Walk with us in Burgas. This event is called Journey with the little prince including numerous actions inciting especially young people to adopt alternative modes of transport in urban area.
20 September
- White cane - sensibilisation campaign related to the safety of visually impaired people.
- Creation of an interactive space within the city centre - including graffiti paintings on walls and luminescent paintings on the ground and other activities aiming to involve people to be part of the initiative Walk with us in Burgas. This event is called Journey with the little prince including numerous actions inciting especially young people to adopt alternative modes of transport in urban area.
21 September
5 km run - in the Sea garden
22 September
Burgas Run festival - during the whole day (10 a.m. - 10 p.m.) different activities will be organised showing the importance of adopting alternative modes of transport and the benefits of walking, running, cycling etc. 2 main streets and 2 boulevards will be closed for the running festival.
Carrying out a Car-Free Day event by closing one or more streets to traffic, and opening it to pedestrians, cyclists and public transport. This should preferably happen on 22 September to mark your town or city as part of World Car-Free Day.
Zone opened to residents on Car-Free Day:
During the World car-free day on the 22-d of September, Burgas Municipality plans to close boulevard Demokracia, St. St. Kiril and Metodi Str., boulevard Ivan Vazov and Knyaz Alexandar Batenberg Str. A running festival will be held with more than 400 participants. Parallel activities will be also organised promoting alternative modes of transport like walking and running as a new lifestyle. Detailed information about the event is available at www.facebook.com/BurgasRun/photos/a.470502413476704/724406324752977/?type=3&theater
Implementing one or more new permanent measure(s), which contribute(s) to modal transfer from private car to environmentally sound means of transport.
Permanent measures implemented this year:
New or improved bicycle facilities
  • Improvement of bicycle network (creation of new lanes, extension, renovation, signposting etc)
  • Develop public bicycle hiring and sharing systems
  • Improvement of bicycle facilities (parking, locks etc)
  • Installation of charging points for e-bikes
  • Launch of free-floating bike-sharing schemes
Pedestrianisation
  • Create or enlarge pedestrian streets
  • Improvement of infrastructure (new foot bridges, pavements, road crossings, zebra crossings etc)
  • Extension or creation of new greenways
Public transport services
  • Improvement and extension of the public transport network (creation of HOV lanes for public transport modes, new stops, new lines, reserved areas etc)
  • Improvement and extension of the public transport services (express services, increase frequency etc)
  • Use of ecological vehicles for public transport fleets
  • Development of new technologies to improve public transport
  • Launch of integrated services for the various public transport modes
  • The development of accessible transport services for all
Traffic calming and access control scheme
  • Speed reduction programmes in zones near schools
  • Reduction of outside parking zones
  • Create park and ride stations
  • New traffic regulations: traffic circulation and parking
  • Elaboration of new residential areas
  • Introduction or expansion of Urban Vehicle Access Regulation Scheme
Accessibilities
  • Create the tactile pavements
  • Create wheelchair ramps
  • Lowering of pavements
  • Enlargement of pavements
  • Elaboration of sound devices in traffic lights
  • Removal of architectonic barriers
  • Launch of accessibility plans
  • Create useful tool for people with reduced mobility
New forms of vehicle use and ownership
  • Launch of online car-pooling and car-sharing schemes
  • Responsible car-use (eco-driving etc)
  • Use of clean vehicles
  • Charging points for electric vehicles
  • Mobility as a Service (MaaS)
  • Testing automated vehicles
Freight distribution
  • New regulations for freight distribution
  • Use of clean vehicles
  • Create new platforms for freight transfer
  • Introducing cargo bikes
Mobility management
  • Adoption of workplace travel plans
  • Adoption of school travel plans
  • Create/establish mobility centers and on-line information services (eg travel planner)
  • Launch of awareness-raising campaigns
  • Elaboration of educational materials
  • Development of travel plans / mobility plans in consultation with local stakeholders
  • Provision of incentives and bonuses to employers
  • Permanent access restriction to city centres
  • Launch of seamless transport modes to facilitate access to business areas or other social areas
  • Create systems for buses and walking trains
  • Development of systems and equipment for measuring air quality in public places
  • Organisation of regular fora or surveys on public opinions and ideas
Participation in related EU initiatives:
  • European Week of Sport
  • Project EDWARD (European Day Without A Road Death)
  • The Covenant of Mayors (as signatory)
  • The CIVITAS Initiative (as signatory)