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 2008

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)
Create or enlarge pedestrian streets
Improvement of infrastructure (new foot bridges, pavements, road crossings, zebra crossings etc)
Traffic calming and access control scheme
Speed reduction programmes in zones near schools
Create wheelchair ramps
Lowering of pavements
Removal of architectonic barriers
Freight distribution
New regulations for freight distribution
Mobility management
Launch of awareness-raising campaigns
Development of travel plans / mobility plans in consultation with local stakeholders
Permanent access restriction to city centres

Car-free day Car-free day

Bjelovar carries out a Car-Free Day 2008 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:
Provisional car free zone, which is going to be pronounced on September 21st, is the city center. This is the heart of the town, the place where a lot of action is going on every day. It is the zone where a lot of public institutions are located but also private shops and bars. The main characteristic of this zone is a big chestnut tree park which is the reason why the atmosphere is nice and peaceful. The only thing that is ruining this atmosphere are private cars which are allowed to drive around the park. Our initiative to promote car free city center is one step forward towards permanent measurment and that is closing the center for private cars and we are hoping that this will happen in nearby future.