Participants

Contact & Activities

Participating city

Thessaloniki
325.182 inhabitants

Local contact

Sector of Transportation Planning/ Dpt. of Sustainable Mobility
Roula Lazaridou
20 Gianni Chalkidi str.
++30 2313318322

Participation 2011

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
Actions relative to the theme:
The mobility week will be announced by the municipal radio and TV. The mayor will announce the events and demonstrate the city's effort to promote the sustainable mobility concept at a press conference.
A rotating traffic restriction plan will be applied to three regional centers of the city.
The center of the city itself, will be restricted for private cars for 7 hours on the 22nd of September.
Three new pedestrian streets were created in 2011, two pedestrian areas are expanded and improved, a one-kilometer bicycle lane is being removed from the pedestrian sidewalk on the main seaside avenue of the city and it takes the place of one traffic lane instead.
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:
A rotating plan of traffic restrictions will be implemented on the 19th, 20th, 21st and 22nd of September. For the first three days, two regional centers per day will close one street of commercial and social importance each, to all traffic for several hours. Two of the most important regional streets, Vafopoulou and Archaelogikou Mouseou, will be closed for all day long. On the 22nd, the whole center of the city (720.000 sq. meters, 180 acres) will close for private cars for 7 hours (starting at 15:00, including several working hours for the market that closes at 20:30).
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)
Pedestrianisation
  • Create or enlarge pedestrian streets