Participating towns and cities

Contact & Activities

Participating city

České Budějovice
99.823 inhabitants

Local contact

Nature Protection Department
Martina Růžicková
Nám. Premysla Otakara II. 1,2
370 92 České Budějovice
++420 386 801 114

Participation 2006

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
Actions relative to the theme:
In early September, CEGV Cassiopeia declared the “Green Footprint
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:
On Friday 22 September, Přemysl Otakar II square was closed in the city. The morning programme was reserved for children from kindergartens and elementary schools. The classes, which returned collected Green Footprints and Big Green Footprints, received a diploma. All children received a start card for competing and playing games on the square and were remunerated at the finish. In the afternoon, the event focused on the education of high school students and the public. European Car Free Day was concluded by a mass bike ride through the city which symbolically finished back on the closed square, where the information and consultancy stands of various organizations were open all day long.
At noon, the organizers drew bus tickets and coupons and the winners received a monthly bus ticket. Anyone who purchased an annual bus ticket for public transport received a 10% discount from the city transport company.