Contact & Activities

Participating city

185.937 inhabitants

Local contact

Secretariat for Spatial Planning and Environmental Protection
Lazarela Kalezic
Vuka Karadzica 41, 81000 Podgorica
++382 67263597

Participation 2015

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
Actions relative to the theme:
- Carrying out a "Car-Free Day" event on 22 September by closing one or more streets to traffic, and instead opening it to pedestrians, cyclists and public transport.
- Panel discussion "Let's ride together"
- Bicycle ride - "Think global, ride local"
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:
City Centre will be closed to 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)
  • Develop public bicycle hiring and sharing systems
  • 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
  • New traffic regulations: traffic circulation and parking
  • Create wheelchair ramps
  • 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
  • Permanent access restriction to city centres
  • Development of systems and equipment for measuring air quality in public places
More details on permanent measures:

As main current activities and measures that Capital City Podgorica conducts and plan to conduct in relation to establishing sustainable transport, should be pointed out the following:

- Building of mini-bypass, which made possible relocation of traffic from the City center, thus reducing congestion and speeding up traffic flow;
- Setting up mechanism of faster flow and traffic circulation, through construction of roundabouts on the chosen localities, replacing “classic” crossroads, which contributes to more dynamic traffic flow and reduction of congestion;
- Organizing of annual manifestations (Energy days and Energy week), which, among the others, covered the topics of sustainable transport, alternative ways of mobility (bicycles, electric vehicles, etc.), use of alternative fuels, etc.
- Few project concept notes, related to improvement of traffic infrastructure, has been developed and will be used for applying toward international funds;
- Capital City has developed and implements Sustainable Energy Action Plan which covers three sectors, including transport. In that term, set of activities, concerning improvement of public transport and City fleet has been defined;
- Significant segment of activities in this field is also participation in several international projects, which are focused on energy management and fight against climate changes, thus recognizing as necessity, defining and implementing measures aimed toward reducing CO2 from traffic and establishing alternative modes of transport.