Participants

Contact & Activities

Participating city

Rijeka
128.000 inhabitants

Local contact

Development, City Planning, Environmental Protection and Land Ma
Tanja Saulig Brajdić
Titov trg 3
51000 Rijeka
++385 51 209 465, 51 209 450

Participation 2007

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
Actions relative to the theme:
1.Presentation of the roads in the downtown in which the traffic of private cars will be restricted
2.Presentation of the areas that mustn't be used as parking places, such as school yards
3.Presentation of the measures for improvement of communication ways and quality of life of the disabled
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:
The zone restricted to the private car is in the very center of the City. The streets make part of one of three main traffic corridors passing through the center of the City (average annual traffic per day is about 20,000 vehicles). They are well covered by public transportation (bus) lines, which touch the very center of the City and the busiest pedestrian zone (Korzo). These streets provide an obstacle for a more free pedestrian circulation towards the City contents situated at the coast. The most attractive street is Fiumara (EMW 2007 central event will take place on the Fiumara Street), stretching along the banks of a sea channel with a picturesque sports marina. From the Fiumara Street you can see the medieval Trsat Castle. Till late in the afternoon the street is exposed to the sun. During the summer, major part of the street is protected from the sun by the shadow of a line of trees.
The situation with the traffic on above streets can be observed on-line on the web address: http:// rimis.rijeka.hr , (cameras are mounted on the following streets: Fiumara, Zrtava fasizma and on the Pallazo Modello).