Participating towns and cities

Contact & Activities

Participating city

10.663 inhabitants

Local contact

Local Authority
Jitka Bahenská
Masarykovo náměstí 53
251 01 Řícany
++420 323 618 142

Participation 2006

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
Actions relative to the theme:
On Thursday, children from elementary schools together with Ekocentrum planted seven new trees in the playground as a contribution to this year’s “Protect the Earth’s climate“ campaign. One tree annually absorbs approximately 6 kilograms of carbon dioxide.
On Tuesday in the senior home a member of the municipality police discussed with the seniors about their problems in traffic and when using city mass transport.
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 happening took place on Friday 22 September on Masaryk Square, which was closed off for the occasion. The happening was organised by Ekocentrum and Klub Cesta. The organisers prepared a range of competitions for children on the topic of safe transport and evaluated questionnaires on the way children commute to school. This was organised and secured by the Community Centre.
This day the Children’s patrols from Klub Cesta in cooperation with the municipality and national police took to the main roads through the city where they measured the speed of passing vehicles, inspected first-aid kits, completed questionnaires with pedestrians and drivers and talked with drivers. A hybrid drive vehicle was displayed on the square - the LEXUS RX400h from TOYOTA.
Bus transport was free in Řícany for the entire day.