Participating towns and cities

CroatiaBjelovar, Croatia

42.000 inhabitants
Public Sector
Milan Mateković
Trg Eugena Kvaternika 2
43 000 Bjelovar
(++385) 43 622004
Bjelovar already registered 3x for EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK in: 2014 2008 2007

Participation 2007

Activities within the week Activities within the week

Bjelovar organises activities during EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK 2007, taking into account the annual theme.

All week
Central theme "Streets for the people" gives us a lot of opportunity to organise a variety of events related to the theme. That is why we will concentrate on organising actions that will take place on city streets like: OpenAir Brunch, guided school walks with special markers, Bicycle Fleemarket, How to mend Your bike, Outdoor aerobics for elderly people, critical mass and lots of other events that will have educational and entertainment meaning- lectures, concerts, exhibitions...

Permanent measures Permanent measures

Bjelovar 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)
Improvement of bicycle facilities (parking, locks etc)
Improvement of infrastructure (new foot bridges, pavements, road crossings, zebra crossings etc)
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)
Traffic calming and access control scheme
New traffic regulations: traffic circulation and parking
Removal of architectonic barriers
Freight distribution
New regulations for freight distribution
Mobility management
Permanent access restriction to city centres
Development of systems and equipment for measuring air quality in public places

Car-free day Car-free day

Bjelovar 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:
City of Bjelovar now has very limited zone restricted to the private car- it is one street in the city centre that has only been pedestrian zone for several decades. It is a place where people can enjoy and relax under the chesnut trees while taking an afternoon walk. It is also a zone restricted to bicycles and that makes this zone not so popular among bicycle users. That is why local authorities will turn this zone into bicycle- pedestrian zone and that way enable more people to use this area.