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 2012

Activities within the week Activities within the week

Thessaloniki organises activities during EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK 2012, taking into account the annual theme.

The mobility week will be officially announced at a Press Conference by the mayor and will be promoted by the municipal radio and TV.
Applying a rotating traffic restriction plan, four regional streets of the city will become temporary pedestrian streets during the week, while on Saturday 22 the center of the city will be restricted for private cars for 11 hours.

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.

Pedestrianisation
Create or enlarge pedestrian streets
Improvement of infrastructure (new foot bridges, pavements, road crossings, zebra crossings etc)
Traffic calming and access control scheme
Reduction of outside parking zones
Accessibilities
Create wheelchair ramps
Lowering of pavements
Enlargement of pavements
Mobility management
Launch of awareness-raising campaigns

Car-free day Car-free day

Thessaloniki carries out a Car-Free Day 2012 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:
A rotating plan of traffic restrictions will be implemented on the 19th, 20th, 21st and 22nd of September. For the first three days, four regional centers per day will close one street of commercial and social importance each, to all traffic for several hours. On the 22nd, the whole center of the city (720.000 sq. meters, 180 acres) will close for private cars for 11 hours.