Contact & Activities

Participating city

Brno ()
400.000 inhabitants

Local contact

Department of Transport
Klára Tenková
Kounicova 67, Brno 601 67
++420 542174079

Participation 2010

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
Actions relative to the theme:
With the aim to emphasize healthy movement in the city, we prepare a number of activities focused on walking in the city and inline skating which is popular especially among young generation.
There will be organized series of inline skates city rides, accompanied with inline skates courses. For all age groups there will be many activities aimed at walking, such as Nordic Walking courses, guided tours in city parks, followed by exercises in new fitpark and walks with open air music performance.
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 main activity will be the inline skates city ride in the streets commonly used by cars, including the closure of the area around the shopping centre. In zones restricted to cars round the shopping centre there will be all-day programme that includes presentations of alternative modes of transport, such as electric bicycles, segways and for young generation scooters, skateboards, jumping stilts and waveboards. For children and young people there will be prepared competitions and games with the topic of injuries prevention and introducing principles of safe cycling.
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
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
Traffic calming and access control scheme
  • Reduction of outside parking zones
  • Elaboration of new residential areas
New forms of vehicle use and ownership
  • Launch of online car-pooling and car-sharing schemes
Mobility management
  • Create/establish mobility centers and on-line information services (eg travel planner)