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 2008

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 "Clean air for all", 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 negative effects of pollution on the peoples health and on the environment;
- march of the bicyclers in the city center to promote the alternative means of transport;
- technical measurements of the level of pollutants and specialty explanations;
- 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 22st September 2008 to the car access.
- 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:
  • 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
Traffic calming and access control scheme
  • Speed reduction programmes in zones near schools
  • New traffic regulations: traffic circulation and parking
  • Elaboration of new residential areas
  • Lowering of pavements
  • Enlargement of pavements
  • Removal of architectonic barriers
New forms of vehicle use and ownership
  • Use of clean vehicles
Freight distribution
  • Use of clean vehicles
Mobility management
  • Launch of awareness-raising campaigns
  • Elaboration of educational materials
  • Development of systems and equipment for measuring air quality in public places
  • Organisation of regular fora or surveys on public opinions and ideas