Contact & Activities

Participating city

30.854 inhabitants

Local contact

Služba ureda gradonačelnika
Ivana Ledinski Cvetković
48 000 Koprivnica
++385 48 279-529

Participation 2007

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
Actions relative to the theme:
1. Relocation of traffic in a three-year programme by which three streets in the immediate town centre will be closed to motorized traffic in the length of 1.5 m, by which the pedestrianized area will be enlarged by 1.2 ha.
2. Introduction of public transport based on bio-diesel fueled buses to be used by schoolchildren, commuters and other citizens.
3. „100% Accessibility“ – promoting the upgraded successful accessibility programme by adding tactile and sound-based traffic signs for visually challenged citizens.
4. Enlargement of the green areas by 30% in the three-year-programme.
5. New City Bike – promotion of the new generation of City bike rental scheme of 150 bicycles
6. School Bike – new bicycle rental scheme for High school students
7. Calm traffic zones: traffic in 13 streets and squares in the vicinity of schools and kindergartens will be calmed down by means of speed limit and raised street crossings
8. „Street liberation“ schools and kindergarten projects in the streets closed to motorized traffic as well as citizens' promenades ( roller-skaters, mothers with babies and toddlers, the wheelchair races)
9. Pedestrain walkways and cycling tracks will be promoted in several ways : by new signs, walking marathons and walking trains, cycling promotion tours and promotion of new traffic safety measures
10. Mobility Survey – extensive survey on citizens' mobility patterns will be conducted in order to upgrade the exisiting municipal sustainable mobility programme.
11. Using alternative modes of travel will be encouraged by competitions of schools and classes as well as by „To Work Without my Car“ contest for companies and public services.
12. Regional network of sustainble mobility cities will be founded, using European Mobility Week as the first common project.
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 September 22, „In Town!Witout my Car!“ day as well as on September 16 and September 21 the area of 20ha will be closed to motorized traffic ( in comparison with 6.5ha of current pedestrian zone). The area involves the immediate town center, including the three streets which will be pedestrianized within the three-year period.
Several other town areas have already been closed to motorized traffic for a day outside the Mobility Week in order to test the citizens' response and continue the public debate on the possibilites of enlarging the pedestrian area.
Implementing one or more new permanent measure(s), which contribute(s) to modal transfer from private car to environmentally sound means of transport.
Permanent measures implemented this year:
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
Traffic calming and access control scheme
  • Speed reduction programmes in zones near schools
  • 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
  • Responsible car-use (eco-driving etc)
  • Use of clean vehicles
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
  • Create systems for buses and walking trains
  • Organisation of regular fora or surveys on public opinions and ideas