Participating towns and cities

Cyprus Larnaka (Λάρνακα) , Cyprus

Population:
65.000 inhabitants
Department:
Mayor
Contact:
Andreas Vyras
Larnaka Municipality, P.O.Box 40045
6300 Larnaka Larnaka
(++357) 24653333
Larnaka (Λάρνακα) already registered 12x for EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK in: 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2003

Participation 2011

Activities within the week Activities within the week

Larnaka (Λάρνακα) organises activities during EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK 2011, taking into account the annual theme.

This year’s events will be focused on alternative means of transportation and especially the use of the available public transport (means and routes) and the use of bicycles. Larnaka Municipality will be presenting the new traffic regulations that aim to reduce the vehicle load on the local road network. In addition to that, continuing last year’s work, a large number of bicycle stations and bicycle parking posts will be placed all over Larnaka in the central business district, outside hotels and supermarkets, etc. At the moment a regional seminar within the framework of the European project PIMMS Transfer is being organized so that local authorities will be introduced to Europe’s best practices regarding sustainable mobility and so that a dialogue between the responsible parties will begin to lead to the best possible handling and administration of the mobility issues in town.

Permanent measures Permanent measures

Larnaka (Λάρνακα) implements one or more new permanent measure(s), which contribute(s) to modal transfer from private car to environmentally sound means of transport.

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)
Pedestrianisation
Improvement of infrastructure (new foot bridges, pavements, road crossings, zebra crossings etc)
Extension or creation of new greenways
Public transport services
Launch of integrated services for the various public transport modes
The development of accessible transport services for all
Traffic calming and access control scheme
Reduction of outside parking zones
Create park and ride stations
New traffic regulations: traffic circulation and parking
Accessibilities
Create wheelchair ramps
Create useful tool for people with reduced mobility
Mobility management
Launch of awareness-raising campaigns
Elaboration of educational materials
Development of travel plans / mobility plans in consultation with local stakeholders

Car-free day Car-free day

Larnaka (Λάρνακα) carries out a Car-Free Day 2011 and closes off one or more streets to traffic, and opens it to pedestrians, cyclists and public transport.

Zone opened to residents on Car-Free Day:
Hermes Square has recently been renovated and pedestrianised so that it will be permanently restricted to the private car. It is located in the heart of the central business district and it will host a large celebration on Friday September the 16th within the framework of the actions planned for this year’s Mobility Week.