Participating towns and cities

Croatia Zagreb (City of Zagreb) , Croatia

779.145 inhabitants
City Office for Economy, Environmental Sustainability and Strategic Planning
Nina Mia Čikeš
Trg Stjepana Radića 1
10000 Zagreb
(++385) 1 658 5925

Participation 2007

Activities within the week Activities within the week

Zagreb (City of Zagreb) organises activities during EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK 2007, taking into account the annual theme.

All week
European Mobility Week: Follow all criteria of the European Charter
"In town, without my car!": Follow all criteria of the European Charter

1. Presentation of new green areas in the busy city centre (the Bundek Lake)
2. Presentation of 17 children’s playgrounds which promote the integration of children with developmental difficulties by playground equipment adjusted to their needs. Some playgrounds also have equipment for elderly people.
3. Presentation of a newly built bicycle track in the city centre where a bicycle race will be organised.
4. Promotion of the bicycle as a desirable means of transport through education of children in nurseries and organisation of bicycle races.
5. Promotion of the project of providing safety for pedestrians by the installation of safety posts on pavements.
6. Presentation of public transport in line with universal design elements – low-floor buses and low-floor trams that are original Croatian products.
7. Presentation of public transport vehicles which use bio-diesel fuel.
8. Presentation of all public areas and constructions built in the course of the year with the aim of improving the quality of life of persons with disabilities and other vulnerable groups of citizens.
9. Presentation of new parking lots for bicycles.
10. Presentation of the initiative for establishing a network of Croatian cities for sustainable mobility.

Permanent measures Permanent measures

Zagreb (City of Zagreb) 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)
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
Launch of integrated services for the various public transport modes
The development of accessible transport services for all
Traffic calming and access control scheme
Speed reduction programmes in zones near schools
Reduction of outside parking zones
Create park and ride stations
New traffic regulations: traffic circulation and parking
Elaboration of new residential areas
Create the tactile pavements
Create wheelchair ramps
Lowering of pavements
Enlargement of pavements
Elaboration of sound devices in traffic lights
Removal of architectonic barriers
Launch of accessibility plans
Create useful tool for people with reduced mobility
New forms of vehicle use and ownership
Launch of online car-pooling and car-sharing schemes
Responsible car-use (eco-driving etc)
Use of clean vehicles
Freight distribution
New regulations for freight distribution
Use of clean vehicles
Create new platforms for freight transfer
Mobility management
Adoption of school travel plans
Launch of awareness-raising campaigns
Elaboration of educational materials
Development of travel plans / mobility plans in consultation with local stakeholders
Permanent access restriction to city centres
Launch of seamless transport modes to facilitate access to business areas or other social areas
Create systems for buses and walking trains
Development of systems and equipment for measuring air quality in public places
Organisation of regular fora or surveys on public opinions and ideas

Car-free day Car-free day

Zagreb (City of Zagreb) carries out a Car-Free Day 2007 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:
Car-free zones

On 22 September a major part of the city centre will be a car-free zone where traffic will be forbidden for individual users during the entire day.