Participating towns and cities

GreeceThessaloniki, Greece

Population:
317.778 inhabitants
Department:
Sector of Transportation Planning/ Dpt. of Sustainable Mobility
Contact:
Fenia Avramidou
20 Gianni Chalkidi str.
54249 Thessaloniki
(++30) 2313318321
Thessaloniki already registered 13x for EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK in: 2022 2021 2017 2016 2015 2014 2012 2011 2010 2007 2006 2005 2002

Participation 2010

Activities within the week Activities within the week

Thessaloniki organises activities during EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK 2010, taking into account the annual theme.

-Two day Conference (September, 18-19) on the subject "Travel Smarter, Live Better in Thessaloniki" with the participation of Aristotle University Professors, representatives of the local authorities and NGOs.

-An exhibition on the subject "The Future of Transportation in Thessaloniki" based on university and professional research. (September, 16-22)

Permanent measures Permanent measures

Thessaloniki 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
Develop public bicycle hiring and sharing systems
Improvement of bicycle facilities (parking, locks etc)
Pedestrianisation
Create or enlarge pedestrian streets
Extension or creation of new greenways
Public transport services
Launch of integrated services for the various public transport modes
Traffic calming and access control scheme
Elaboration of new residential areas
Accessibilities
Removal of architectonic barriers
Launch of accessibility plans
New forms of vehicle use and ownership
Launch of online car-pooling and car-sharing schemes
Responsible car-use (eco-driving etc)
Use of clean vehicles
Mobility management
Launch of awareness-raising campaigns
Elaboration of educational materials
Development of systems and equipment for measuring air quality in public places
Organisation of regular fora or surveys on public opinions and ideas

Car-free day Car-free day

Thessaloniki carries out a Car-Free Day 2010 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:
On Wednesday, September, 22 the streets Alexandrou Svolou and Ermou, which run across the city centre of Thessaloniki will be restricted to the private cars.
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