Participating towns and cities

LithuaniaVilnius, Lithuania

615.242 inhabitants
Morta Bičkauskaitė
Žolyno g. 15
10209 Vilnius
(++370) 64110007

Participation 2009

Activities within the week Activities within the week

Vilnius organises activities during EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK 2009, taking into account the annual theme.

All week
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.

Permanent measures Permanent measures

Vilnius 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)
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

Car-free day Car-free day

Vilnius carries out a Car-Free Day 2009 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:
The access for private cars is prohibited in Gediminas Avenue during certain hours.