Contact & Activities

Participating city

Vilniaus miestas
562.030 inhabitants

Local contact

Polocko g. 12–2, Vilnius
++370 64178005

Participation 2007

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
Actions relative to the theme:
1. "Mobility week" (16-22 September)
1.1. The transportation inspection of exhaust gas level in Vilnius city;
It is meant to check the level of exhaust gas concentration. The Ecology and Offence prevention division of Public order office and the Vilnius city agency division of Vilnius region environment protection department will survey the exhaust gas level in the most problematic places.

1.2. Preventive safe traffic action " Safe streets for people";
Traffic observation office will organise preventive safe traffic means near by the various education institutions, i.e. how people keep the rules of the road, do they fasten their children on the way to school, do they use special seats, adjusted to person's hight and weight.

1.3. "To school on bike";
Vilnius Healthy City Bureau will promote the schoolchildren and other citizens to take bicycles or public transport on their way to school or job. During this action students will survey the number of schoolchildren that come to their schools on bicycles.

1.4. Campaign "Passangers and public transport";
Public transportation public company "Susisiekimo paslaugos" will organise the following actions:
- the capacity of people in one square meter;
- the drag of autobus;
- the blocking of automobile thruster;
- relay-race "Catch the rabbit";
- relay-race "Ticket marking".

2. International European day "In town without my car" (22nd September)
2.1. Community feast in the Municipality square
During the feats there will be figurative cycling contest, race, little ones cycling contest, the contest of safe traffic in street, childen and youth drawing contest.
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:
Municipality square and Gediminas avennue - the central street of Vilnius city, where different actions will take place.
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)
  • 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
  • Create the tactile pavements
  • Lowering of pavements
  • Enlargement of pavements
  • Elaboration of sound devices in traffic lights
  • Launch of accessibility plans
  • Create useful tool for people with reduced mobility
New forms of vehicle use and ownership
  • Responsible car-use (eco-driving etc)
  • Use of clean vehicles
Freight distribution
  • New regulations for freight distribution
  • Use of clean vehicles
  • Create new platforms for freight transfer
Mobility management
  • 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