Participants

Contact & Activities

Participating city

Ρέθυμνο ()
62.886 inhabitants

Local contact

Προγραμματισμού και Ανάπτυξης
Νικόλαος Βώβος
Λ. Κουντουριώτη 80
++30 2831040024

Participation 2007

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
Actions relative to the theme:
Several events will take place and the whole old city of Rethymno will be reserved only for pedestrians and bicycles for two days.
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:
The whole old city of Rethymno will be restricted to the private car on 19th of September from 11.00 to 23.00 and on 22nd of September the same hours.
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)
Pedestrianisation
  • Improvement of infrastructure (new foot bridges, pavements, road crossings, zebra crossings etc)
Public transport services
  • Improvement and extension of the public transport services (express services, increase frequency etc)
Traffic calming and access control scheme
  • Speed reduction programmes in zones near schools
  • Reduction of outside parking zones
  • New traffic regulations: traffic circulation and parking
Accessibilities
  • Create the tactile pavements
  • Create wheelchair ramps
  • Enlargement of pavements
  • Create useful tool for people with reduced mobility
Mobility management
  • Permanent access restriction to city centres