Participants

Contact & Activities

Participating city

Żary
40.000 inhabitants

Local contact

Urząd Miejski
Teresa Kacprzak
Ul.Rynek1-5
68-200 Żary
++48 68 4708327

Participation 2019

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
22 September
Żarska Straż Miejska ustawiła w centrum miasta namiot z gadżetami odblaskowymi przeznaczonymi dla mieszkańców, którzy w tym dniu pozostawili swoje samochody i wybrali środek alternatywny . Mieszkańcy chętnie rozmawiali z funkcjonariuszami o negatywnym wpływie na środowisko naturalne spalin samochodowych jak również pyłku ze ścierających się bieżników oponach. Wyrażali też pozytywny aspekt dla zdrowia , kondycji i samopoczucia pozostawiając swojego samochodu. Wszyscy oni w tym dniu korzystali z rowerów, komunikacji publicznej oraz pieszo. W akcji tradycyjnie uczestniczyli najmłodsi mieszkańcy. którzy maszerując ulicami miasta wręczali mieszkańcom gadżety z dołączonym hasłem "Na spacerek, na rowerek"
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.
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)
  • 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)
  • Development of new technologies to improve public transport
Traffic calming and access control scheme
  • Speed reduction programmes in zones near schools
  • 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
  • Create useful tool for people with reduced mobility
Mobility management
  • Create/establish mobility centers and on-line information services (eg travel planner)
  • Elaboration of educational materials
  • 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:
  • Project EDWARD (European Day Without A Road Death)