Contact & Activities

Participating city

147.000 inhabitants

Local contact

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

Participation 2007

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
Actions relative to the theme:
- round table on topic "Streets for people", with representatives of the Agency for Environment Protection Arad, Arad City Hall, Arad Police, Directorate for Education, Public Health Directorate, mass-media, schools and kindergartens, NGOs;
- information and education campaigns in schools, related to the effects of pollution on the environment,the necessity to have a cleaner city with cleaner streets and more green areas;
- study visits at the most polluted sites in Arad (e.g. major road junctions);
- technical measurements of the level of pollutants and specialty explanations;
- ecological education on sites;
- distribution of information materials, fliers, etc. to raise the awareness of preserving the environment healthy;
- press conference;
- sport competitions for school children (bicycles, skateboards, rollers) in order to develop and encourage the use of the alternative means of transport;
- stop the car access on a major road of the city.
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 residential street I.C.Bratianu will be closed on 21st September 2007.
- it is located right in the city center with direct access to the main boulevard of the city (where complex rehabilitation works are being undertaken at this moment, within the above mentioned project);
- it collects the traffic from four streets;
- it is a combined residential, offices and shopping street,two ways,2+1 lanes on each way;
- busy traffic, street with important impact on the city traffic.
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 bicycle facilities (parking, locks 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)
  • Development of new technologies to improve public transport
Traffic calming and access control scheme
  • Speed reduction programmes in zones near schools
  • Reduction of outside parking zones
  • Enlargement of pavements
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
Mobility management
  • Launch of awareness-raising campaigns
  • Elaboration of educational materials
  • Permanent access restriction to city centres