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 2008

Activities within the week Activities within the week

Zagreb (City of Zagreb) organises activities during EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK 2008, taking into account the annual theme.

All week
1. Sport and recreation in the fresh air - At various locations in the city numerous sports activities for all categories of citizens will be held
2. At various locations in the city traffic education for children will be held in cooperation with Police. Education will be held in the fresh air.
3. Demonstration of measuring devices for air quality for kindergartens and school children
4. Demonstration and promotion of Zagreb public transportation clean- fuel vehicle (low – floor tram and bus) accessible to all citizens as citizens choice closely related with reduction of the traffic jam and air pollution
5. Demonstration of Zagreb public transportation accessibility for people with disabilities - 'Logistic mobility network for the people with disabilities'
6. Clean air education for citizens through media – TV spot, press articles, radio shows
7. Presentation of ‘car pooling’ project as project closely related to air pollution reduction
8. Education on prevention of respiratory tract diseases
9. A day for walk on the clean air – education for citizens about importance of mobility and recreation for everyone health (blood pressure measurements, spirometry, the measurement of weight)
10. Cleaning of water and green areas in city districts
11. Enlargement of the green areas (air production) - Planting 300 bushes in 8 city districts
12. Presentation of study ‘Bicycle in the city of Zagreb’
13. Clean air education for children and youth
14. New bicycle map of Zagreb distribution to citizens through newspaper

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
Mobility management
Adoption of school travel plans
Create/establish mobility centers and on-line information services (eg travel planner)
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

Car-free day Car-free day

Zagreb (City of Zagreb) 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:
Totally 6 km of streets will be closed for traffic and turned to pedestrian zone (500.000 m2).