Contact & Activities

Participating city

Χερσονήσος ()
53.337 inhabitants

Local contact

Planning, Development & Internal Audit Department EU Projects
Eftichia Andrianou
Gournes, 70014
Heraklion, Crete, Greece
+30 281 3 404 661

Participation 2011

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
Actions relative to the theme:
The motto during the Mobility Week in Hersonissos that focuses on Alternative Mobility will be “I protect the environment – I improve my life”. The proposed actions are aiming at promoting alternative, sustainable mobility:
1. Promotion of walking benefits in health, society, environment and economy.
2. Projection of the historical importance of walking rallies for protest and expression of social demands.
3. Walking tours through designated routes.
4. Promotion of bicycle use.
5. Promotion of low-carbon emission vehicles.
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:
1. The car-restricted zone will be the Agias Paraskevis road, that is adjacent to the port in Hersonissos, a road with immense tourist influx during the summer period (April to October
2. Following Local Board Resolution of Hersonissos village, car entrance has been restricted at the main road of the village between 19:00 and 23:00 for the period 15th May to 15th October.
3. Following Resolution from the Life Quality Commission, car parking has been restricted from the village square of Avdou.
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
  • Other: Promote bicycle use
  • Create or enlarge pedestrian streets
Traffic calming and access control scheme
  • Speed reduction programmes in zones near schools
  • New traffic regulations: traffic circulation and parking
  • Enlargement of pavements
  • Launch of accessibility plans
New forms of vehicle use and ownership
  • Use of clean vehicles
Mobility management
  • Launch of awareness-raising campaigns
  • Elaboration of educational materials
  • Organisation of regular fora or surveys on public opinions and ideas