Participating towns and cities

Contact & Activities

Participating city

Sofia (София)
1.300.000 inhabitants

Local contact

Sofia Municipality, European projects and programmes Department
Mariana Georgieva
1, Parish Str.
1000 Sofia
++359 29041391

Participation 2012

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
Actions relative to the theme:
The European mobility week in Sofia is organized under the motto Moving in the right direction. All initiatives aims to provoke citizens to get out of their cars and explore new ways to move through the city – with buss, metro, bicycles, and by walk. A special attention will be given to the children and young people with a lot of educational events for save bicycling in the parks and on the road.

During the week will be presented the campaign of Sofia municipality and the Bulgarian national television – “Stop! Save the children” for more responsible behavior under the wheel especially around the schools and the kinder gardens.

More information at
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:
On 22nd of September the central part of Sofia city will be closed for cars - the streets between Gurko str., bul. Vasssil Levski, Moskovska street and bul. Vitosha.
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:
  • Create or enlarge pedestrian streets
  • Improvement of infrastructure (new foot bridges, pavements, road crossings, zebra crossings etc)
Public transport services
  • Improvement and extension of the public transport network (creation of HOV lanes for public transport modes, new stops, new lines, reserved areas etc)
Traffic calming and access control scheme
  • Speed reduction programmes in zones near schools
  • Create the tactile pavements