Contact & Activities

Participating city

Ramnicu Valcea
90.000 inhabitants

Local contact

Local Development Department
Mirela TURCU
14, General Praporgescu Street, Ramnicu Valcea, 240182, Romania
++40 720727904

Participation 2008

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
Actions relative to the theme:
The European Mobility Week will be marked in Ramnicu Valcea by a various events, including a press conference, press releases, banners, info points and a series of events.

During the week, based on a Cooperation Protocol established with the County Schools Administration and the Environmental Agency, 3 info points will be placed in the crowded areas of the town in order to inform the citizens about the European Mobility Week.

On September 21 (the day we choose for 'In Town Without My Car!'), the main street of the town - Calea lui Traian - will be partial close to car traffic for 4 hours (between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.) and in this segment we will organize o series of events with the participation of local schools and young people from the city, events consist in street picture contest, concerts, rollers demonstrations and others activities.

Also, in the same day, in order to encourage the use of public transportation, between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. the local transportation buses will run for free for every passenger.
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:
Calea lui Traian is the main and the longest street of Ramnicu Valcea, crossing town from South to North.
The area restricted for private cars on September 21, for 4 hours, is app. 1 km long and is situated in the central area of the town.
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 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
  • Speed reduction programmes in zones near schools
  • Create park and ride stations
  • New traffic regulations: traffic circulation and parking
  • Create wheelchair ramps
  • Lowering of pavements
  • Enlargement of pavements
  • Elaboration of sound devices in traffic lights
  • Removal of architectonic barriers
  • Launch of accessibility plans
Mobility management
  • Launch of awareness-raising campaigns
  • Elaboration of educational materials
  • Development of travel plans / mobility plans in consultation with local stakeholders
  • Development of systems and equipment for measuring air quality in public places