Contact & Activities

Participating city

46.000 inhabitants

Local contact

Fekete-Kaszoni Rita
P-ta Cetatii Nr. 1
530110 Miercurea-Ciuc
++40 0266 371464

Participation 2009

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
Actions relative to the theme:
The Ride-Your-Bike-to-Work contest is a multifaceted action taking place each day of the European Mobilty Week. It is designed to involve many city institutions and individuals, and to attract community-wide interest and excitement. Harghita County Environmental Protection Agency is the organizer in partnership with the city govenment, the County Prefecture and the Romanian Partnership Foundation.

The first component is a competition between the employees of private sector companies, governmental agencies, schools and NGOs in the community. The competitors ride their bicycles to work throughout European Mobility Week, competing for the most kilometers ridden, the highest percentage of employees riding bikes, etc. The second component is public education of the benefits derived by employees, institutions, the community, and the environment from individuals riding bicycles, walking or taking public transportation to work instead of driving cars. The public education includes a billboard outside city hall displaying total kilometers ridden, newspaper articles, TV interviews, press conferences, roundtable discussions and an award ceremony. In the spirit of Mobility Week, the third component raises money to help a young man purchase a quality prosthesis for his recently amputated leg. The last component is the expansion of the campaign to the entire county in future years.
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.
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)
  • Create or enlarge pedestrian streets
  • Improvement of infrastructure (new foot bridges, pavements, road crossings, zebra crossings 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)
Traffic calming and access control scheme
  • New traffic regulations: traffic circulation and parking
  • Elaboration of new residential areas
  • Create wheelchair ramps
Mobility management
  • Permanent access restriction to city centres