Participants

Contact & Activities

Participating city

Arad
147.000 inhabitants

Local contact

European Development Programmes Department
Laura Bocancios
Bd. Revolutiei Nr 75
310130 Arad
++40 257 212478, 0788281711

Participation 2014

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
Actions relative to the theme:
Main Activities:

Ecological education campaign in kindergartens and schools
On-site ecological education
Presentation of the Air Quality Monitoring Station for students
Round table “Our streets, our choice”
Contests and sports competitions for pre-school and school pupils (bicycles, scooters)

Info-materials distribution
Press conference

Close for car traffic of a major street, I.C. Bratianu St.
Comparative measurements of the level of pollutants in different traffic conditions.
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:
I.C. Bratianu Street is a four lanes street located in the city centre, connecting the main boulevard (Revolutiei Blvd) to the adjacent streets.
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)
  • 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)
  • Use of ecological vehicles for public transport fleets
  • Development of new technologies to improve public transport
  • The development of accessible transport services for all
Traffic calming and access control scheme
  • Create park and ride stations
Accessibilities
  • Create wheelchair ramps
New forms of vehicle use and ownership
  • Responsible car-use (eco-driving etc)
Mobility management
  • Launch of awareness-raising campaigns
  • Elaboration of educational materials