Participants

Contact & Activities

Participating city

Πάτρα
500.000 inhabitants

Local contact

Europe Direct Patra, Region of Western Greece
Evaggelia Athanasopoulou
NEO Patron - Athinon 32
++30 2613613604

Participation 2008

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
Actions relative to the theme:
-Distribution of information leaflets for the sustainable mobility week in the schools of the city,
-Provision of bikes during the entire week,
-Function of bike-roads in the city center,
-Demonstration of one solar and one electrical car,
-Scientific conference,
-Closing of the city centre,
-Events in the city center with the participation of students from the schools and other institutions of the city.
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:
Closing of the city centre in the private cars and the cars of professional use on Saturday 20th of September for 6 hours and the locomotion of citizens in this area will become with urban buses free of charge, bicycles and pedestrians
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)
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)
  • 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
Accessibilities
  • Create the tactile pavements
  • Create wheelchair ramps
  • Elaboration of sound devices in traffic lights
  • Removal of architectonic barriers
  • Launch of accessibility plans
  • Create useful tool for people with reduced mobility
Freight distribution
  • New regulations for freight distribution
Mobility management
  • 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