Contact & Activities

Participating city

66.919 inhabitants

Local contact

Municipality of Komotini
Kimon Lechoudis
Ipsilantou 5

Participation 2016

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
Actions relative to the theme:
Monday 19th September 2016 at 18:00 in the entrance of the bicycle path on Nik. Zoidi Str. (1st Secondary School)
“We make the bicycle path more beautiful”
OnBikes Komotini bikers, in cooperation with the 2nd Kindergarden of Komotini and the visual arts workshop “Artio”, will proceed to the marking of the current bicycle path and distribute information material about the correct use of it.
Wednesday 21st September 2016 at 18:00 - Meeting Point: Komotini Central Square
Cultural bike ride “Getting around and meeting my riding!”
OnBikes Komotini bikers will organise a bike ride at Komotini’s cultural sites. A wandering in the most beautiful spots of our town!
Thursday, September 22nd 2016 at 18:00 at the Central Square of Komotini
Final escalation of events in the framework of the “European Car-free Day”, which are incorporated in the local “White Night of Komotini”, due to the fact that this year’s celebration focuses on linking the urban transportation and the economic and financial development of cities.
Information kiosk from the “Thrakas Ippeas” bikers club and screening of video spots through which the locals will get informed on the club’s actions and the benefits of cycling.
Street tennis: it will give you the opportunity to meet the tennis sport through games, children rackets, light balls and low net. Live and enjoy the experience!
Street soccer: Through soccer, children have fun whilst practicing teamwork, cooperation, patience and persistence that is vital not only for sports but also for their life in general in order to work hard and reach their goals.
“We walk for our Health”: We are having a walk around Komotini, keeping in mind that we do good to our health with the simplest type of workout and to the environment by using the public transport, avoiding the unnecessary use of cars. The walk begins at 19:00 from KEP of the Municipality of Komotini.
Organizing a bike ride at 20:30 from “Thrakas Ippeas” bikers club and OnBikes - Komotini bikers, escorted by the “Astika KTEL Komotinis” - Urban Bus of Komotini.
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 22.09.2016 in the city of Komotini, in cooperation with the city's local actors, is hosting a commercial festival called White Nights. To celebrate the 2016 day without a car, it will ban car traffic of vehicles in the following streets:

Macedonia Str.
Parasiou Str.
Ag. Georgios str.
Sofias Vempo str.

The streets mentioned are commercial streets which intersect or unite the existing network of cycle paths and ppedestrian walkways of Komotini municipality, as shown on the map ( . Through this initiative visitors and residents of Komotini will be able to understand the Municipality’s urban planning of friendlier public spaces to pedestrian and cyclists and take a look at the future evolvement of the urban area of Komotini..

Στις 22/09/2016 στην πόλη της Κομοτηνής σε συνεργασία με τοπικούς φορείς της πόλης θα διοργανωθεί εμπορική γιορτή με την ονομασία Λευκές Νύχτες. Με αφορμή την μέρα χωρίς αυτοκίνητο, θα αποκλειστεί η κυκλοφορία των οχημάτων στις παρακάτω οδούς :
Αγ. Γεωργίου
σοφίας Βέμπο

Πρόκειται για εμπορικούς οδούς που διατέμνουν ή συνενώνουν το υφιστάμενο δίκτυο ποδηλατοδρόμων και πεζοδρόμων του Δ. Κομοτηνής, όπως φαίνεται στο χάρτη που μπορείτε να βρείτε στη διεύθυνση Με αυτό το τρόπο οι επισκέπτες και οι Κάτοικοι της Κομοτηνής θα μπορέσουν να κατανοήσουν τη χρησιμότητα της παρέμβασης του Δήμου και πως μπορεί αυτή μελλοντικά να εξελιχθεί.
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
  • Extension or creation of new greenways
Traffic calming and access control scheme
  • Speed reduction programmes in zones near schools
  • Create the tactile pavements
  • Create wheelchair ramps
  • Lowering of pavements
  • Enlargement of pavements
Mobility management
  • Launch of awareness-raising campaigns
  • Elaboration of educational materials
  • Organisation of regular fora or surveys on public opinions and ideas