Contact & Activities

Participating city

Larnaka ()
65.000 inhabitants

Local contact

Andreas Vyras
Larnaka Municipality, P.O.Box 40045
6300 Larnaka
++357 24653333

Participation 2011

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
Actions relative to the theme:
This year’s events will be focused on alternative means of transportation and especially the use of the available public transport (means and routes) and the use of bicycles. Larnaka Municipality will be presenting the new traffic regulations that aim to reduce the vehicle load on the local road network. In addition to that, continuing last year’s work, a large number of bicycle stations and bicycle parking posts will be placed all over Larnaka in the central business district, outside hotels and supermarkets, etc. At the moment a regional seminar within the framework of the European project PIMMS Transfer is being organized so that local authorities will be introduced to Europe’s best practices regarding sustainable mobility and so that a dialogue between the responsible parties will begin to lead to the best possible handling and administration of the mobility issues in town.
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:
Hermes Square has recently been renovated and pedestrianised so that it will be permanently restricted to the private car. It is located in the heart of the central business district and it will host a large celebration on Friday September the 16th within the framework of the actions planned for this year’s Mobility Week.
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)
  • Develop public bicycle hiring and sharing systems
  • Improvement of bicycle facilities (parking, locks etc)
  • Improvement of infrastructure (new foot bridges, pavements, road crossings, zebra crossings etc)
  • Extension or creation of new greenways
Public transport services
  • Launch of integrated services for the various public transport modes
  • The development of accessible transport services for all
Traffic calming and access control scheme
  • Reduction of outside parking zones
  • Create park and ride stations
  • New traffic regulations: traffic circulation and parking
  • Create wheelchair ramps
  • Create useful tool for people with reduced mobility
Mobility management
  • Launch of awareness-raising campaigns
  • Elaboration of educational materials
  • Development of travel plans / mobility plans in consultation with local stakeholders