Participants

Contact & Activities

Participating city

Ploiesti
240.000 inhabitants

Local contact

Scoala Internationala Gimnaziala Spectrm Ploiesti
Samir Hatipoglu
Str. Infratirii 4
++40 758052187

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 (16-22 September), is a great opportunity for actions to increase people awareness regarding the means of alternative transport and their favorable impact on the environment.
Program of activities undertaken during the European Mobility Week 2008 by the Ploiesti municipality:
16 September
- survey at informational level concerning the mobility week, climacteric and opinion exchanges concerning the closing of private cars traffic on 20 September, between 9-15 o’clock
- printing informative – educative materials (brochures, posters) and posting them on the public transportation means
17-18 September
- Photographic Exibition: CiViTAS II-SUCCESS project
19-20 September
- measurements of air quality and urban acoustic level, on Independence Boulevard – on a day with intense traffic - 19.09.2008 and on a day without traffic - 20.09.2008
- “Riding a bike on the old boulevard” – 20 September, velo-parade
Guests: cycling groups, cyclists association, pupils, students, pensioners.
22 September
- Seminar: “Clean air for all” organized at the Ploiesti City Hall that will debate the clean transport measures implemented through the european projects CiViTAS II-SUCCESS and SPICYCLES.
Participants: Environmental Protection Agency of Prahova County, RATP, Cyclism County Association of Prahova County, pupils from municipal schools.
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 the 20 September, the old Chestnut Boulevard of our city will be shut down for the motorized vehicles in order to make measurement of the air pollution in a day without traffic comparing with a day with traffic. Also there will be organized a march of the bicycles fleet created in the framework of SPICYCLES project. The bicycles fleet gathered public servants, students from both high school and university, retired people and other citizens. On that day through media releases there will be invited on the boulevard all the people that want to promote a healthier lifestyle and a clean environment.
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)
Pedestrianisation
  • Improvement of infrastructure (new foot bridges, pavements, road crossings, zebra crossings etc)
Public transport services
  • Use of ecological vehicles for public transport fleets
  • The development of accessible transport services for all
Traffic calming and access control scheme
  • Speed reduction programmes in zones near schools
  • New traffic regulations: traffic circulation and parking
Accessibilities
  • Create useful tool for people with reduced mobility
Freight distribution
  • New regulations for freight distribution
Mobility management
  • Launch of awareness-raising campaigns
  • Elaboration of educational materials
  • Permanent access restriction to city centres
  • Organisation of regular fora or surveys on public opinions and ideas