Participants

Contact & Activities

Participating city

Thessaloniki
325.182 inhabitants

Local contact

Panos Katselas

Participation 2012

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
Actions relative to the theme:
The mobility week will be officially announced at a Press Conference by the mayor and will be promoted by the municipal radio and TV.
Applying a rotating traffic restriction plan, four regional streets of the city will become temporary pedestrian streets during the week, while on Saturday 22 the center of the city will be restricted for private cars for 11 hours.
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:
A rotating plan of traffic restrictions will be implemented on the 19th, 20th, 21st and 22nd of September. For the first three days, four regional centers per day will close one street of commercial and social importance each, to all traffic for several hours. On the 22nd, the whole center of the city (720.000 sq. meters, 180 acres) will close for private cars for 11 hours.
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:
Pedestrianisation
  • Create or enlarge pedestrian streets
  • Improvement of infrastructure (new foot bridges, pavements, road crossings, zebra crossings etc)
Traffic calming and access control scheme
  • Reduction of outside parking zones
Accessibilities
  • Create wheelchair ramps
  • Lowering of pavements
  • Enlargement of pavements
Mobility management
  • Launch of awareness-raising campaigns