Contact & Activities

Participating city

Vilniaus miestas
562.030 inhabitants

Local contact

Karolina Macienė
Tilto g. 14, LT-01101 Vilnius
++370 65983406

Participation 2009

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
Actions relative to the theme:
1. The Mayor of Vilnius Mr. V. Navickas in newspapers (''Lietuvos rytas", ''Vilniaus dienos" and ''15 min") invite people to participate in the European Mobility week "Improving City Climates" and international European day ''Day without the car".
2. The questionnaire survey "Clean transport for the citizens of Vilnius" Drivers of public transport means will have opportunity to express their views and suggestions about traffic problems and promotion of sustainable transport.
3. Press conference "Clean air for all" related to the European Mobility week and international European Day " In Town Without My Car" on 4 of August 2009 and on 15 of September, in Vilnius Municipality.
4. European Mobility Week "Clean air for all".
4.1. The CO2 level control in Vilnius city - campaign. During the European Mobility Week 16 - 22 September 2009, will be initiated a campaign on CO2 level check. A certain organization will check CO2 level in different problematic places of Vilnius city. The purpose of the action is to gather the information whether the increase of the number of transportation means results the greater environment pollution.
4.2 The Campaign "Child passenger – safe traffic participant” (16-22 of September, 2009). During the European Mobility Week will be initiated a campaign “Child passenger – safe traffic participant” where Vilnius city drivers and passengers will be observed in order to gather information whether they follow the traffic rules, whether they are polite and whether they are good examples for their children, future traffic participants.
The campaign will be organized by Vilnius healthy city bureau together with the Public police traffic observation bureau in Senior Vilnius city police office.
4.3. The campaign "Let's cycle to the school"(16-22 of September, 2009). Pupils and their teachers will be encouraged not to use cars but to cycle to their schools. The students will observe how many pupils are coming to schools by bicycles.
4.4 The exhibitions of non-motorised transport means at schools (16-22 of September, 2009). The idea is to encourage pupils to create exhibitions about non motorised transport means.
4.5. The youth and children exhibition of posters "Clean transport for Vilnius citizens" in Vilnius Municipality. (16-22 of September, 2009). The exhibition will be organized by Vilnius healthy city bureau.
4.6. Event "Legend of Vilnius" - mention of Autumn equinox, Lithuania name 1000 years and of Vilnius establishment.
5. The international day "Day without the car" on 19 of September 2009.
5.1. Bicycle trip - participants: schools, public organizations, communities and citizens.
5.2. Event in the Towns hall Square. There will be figure cycling contest, race and concert. Also citizens can take part in a velocart contest, ride bicycles, dance and sing on the stage.
5.3. Fire event. This event reflects the human and natural harmony.
6. On 21-22 of September 2009 all the municipal staff will be inviting to leave cars at home and go to work by bicycle.
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:
The access for private cars is prohibited in Gediminas Avenue during certain hours.
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
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
  • 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
  • Use of clean vehicles
Mobility management
  • Adoption of workplace travel plans
  • 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
  • Provision of incentives and bonuses to employers
  • Create systems for buses and walking trains
  • Organisation of regular fora or surveys on public opinions and ideas