Contact & Activities

Participating city

400.000 inhabitants

Local contact

Environment Department
Stella Shaumyan
Harju tänav 13
10130 Tallinn
++372 6404485

Participation 2012

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
Actions relative to the theme:
•Improvement of bicycle network (creation of new lanes, extension, signposting etc)
•Improvement and extension of the public transport network (marking lanes for public transport, new bus shelters )
•Adoption of school travel plans
• "Park and Travel"- If the citizen does not have a direct need for a car driving to the city center, he can leave the car in a suburban parking lot, and then travel to the city center by public transport.
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:
On Car Free Day, what will be held on 22-th of September, Tallinn's Old Town will be reserved solely for pedestrians and cyclists.
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)
  • Improvement of infrastructure (new foot bridges, pavements, road crossings, zebra crossings etc)
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)
  • The development of accessible transport services for all
Traffic calming and access control scheme
  • New traffic regulations: traffic circulation and parking
New forms of vehicle use and ownership
  • Responsible car-use (eco-driving etc)
Mobility management
  • Adoption of school travel plans
  • Launch of awareness-raising campaigns
  • Elaboration of educational materials
  • Development of travel plans / mobility plans in consultation with local stakeholders
  • Create systems for buses and walking trains