Participating towns and cities

Cyprus Lemesos (LIMASSOL) , Cyprus

Population:
101.000 inhabitants
Contact:
Maria Antoniou
23 Arch. Kyprianos str
3600 Lemesos
(++357) 25884361
Lemesos (LIMASSOL) already registered 10x for EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK in: 2022 2021 2020 2019 2014 2011 2010 2009 2008 2003

Participation 2014

Activities within the week Activities within the week

Lemesos (LIMASSOL) organises activities during EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK 2014, taking into account the annual theme.

The actions related to the mobility week are:

1) Presentations on primary schools and information materials in order to create awareness about the `Our Streets, our Choice' slogan and the importance of the sustainable development of the city. In addition, to create awareness and influence the behavior of daily choices in order to improve the quality of life of citizens and the importance of urban land use. Moreover, the Limassol Mobility week presentations will encourage children to be more engaged and creative and trigger them to imagine the city that they would like to leave in and the importance of urban land use.

2) Handover Ceremony of the Multi-operational regenerated seaside Park which has been extended with new leisure centers such as cafeterias, theaters, skating sides, new cycling roads, new pedestrian sides, new access for disable citizens and new trees planted in order to boost the green of the park and the city.

3) Cycling and inline skating tours in Limassol city. In addition, most of the municipal employees they will be using the bicycle for a week. Also, the Mayor of Limassol during the mobility week will be traveling around the city with a sponsored Hybrid vehicle.

4) The mayor of Limassol will make a speech to the media about the Mobility week and the importance that has for the society and the improvement of their quality of life and the effective urban land use of Limassol city on its maximum potential (use your city wisely).

5) Atmospheric Pollutants Measurements from the Environmental Health Department of CUT university in Limassol and distribution of information materials

6) Promotion of the Municipal Market and free distribution of free fresh fruit smoothies and juices from local producers in order to promote the healthy lifestyle and the improvement of quality of life of citizens. The fruit juices will be offered to the citizens after the big city cycling tour and after the “Treasure Hund” game in the city.

7) Walking through the Garillis River path in order to create awareness of existence of the 6 km walking path at the Garillis River across Limassol Center. The walking path includes parks, theater, bridges, leisure places, cycling roads ,pedestrian roads, gym city parks for adults and it will be completely finished until the end of this year. The path connects the centre of the city with the seaside and is a path only for pedestrians and cyclists no cars are allowed.

8) Drawing of a big bicycle sign in the University square that would create awareness and would remind University students to travel around the University city center with the bicycle in order to reduce the traffic congestion in the city center.

9) “In Town Without My Car” Road Closure for cars of Anexartisias street. Only pedestrians, cyclists and public transport allowed.

Permanent measures Permanent measures

Lemesos (LIMASSOL) 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
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)
Use of ecological vehicles for public transport fleets
Development of new technologies to improve public transport
The development of accessible transport services for all
Better public transport prices for old people and students
Traffic calming and access control scheme
Speed reduction programmes in zones near schools
Create park and ride stations
Accessibilities
Create wheelchair ramps
Lowering of pavements
Enlargement of pavements
Launch of accessibility plans
Create useful tool for people with reduced mobility
Mobility management
Permanent access restriction to city centres

Car-free day Car-free day

Lemesos (LIMASSOL) carries out a Car-Free Day 2014 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:
Anexartisias Street Road