Contact & Activities

Participating city

Brno ()
400.000 inhabitants

Local contact

Department of Transport
Klára Tenková
Kounicova 67, Brno 601 67
++420 542174079

Participation 2016

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
Actions relative to the theme:
• Promotion of public and urban transport – visit of the Central Control Room of the Integrated Transport System of the South Moravian Region. Promotion of the CIVITAS Day – 2MOVE2 project – presentation of a cyclobus and a mobile application for available parking navigation.

• Promotion of carsharing, electric carsharing, electric bicycles and scooters…

• Promotion of physical activities and sports – inline skating around the city, cycling –critical mass ride, walking promotion – “Evening Nordic Walking Tour” in Brno parks.

• Activities to promote injury prevention in traffic and sport focusing on use of reflective materials.

• Discussion and screening of a film “Bikes vs Cars”.

• Photo contest on “city public transport”.

• Breakfast and coffee for bikers on the Car Free Day.

• Promotion of the Traffic Snake Game – international project focusing on children’s ecological travelling to schools.

• Guided show of an electric aircraft developed at the Brno University of Technology and other activities…

Complete programme is available on:
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:
Zone closed to cars:

The area in front of Brno main railway station - Nádražní street.
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)
  • Create or enlarge pedestrian streets
  • Improvement of infrastructure (new foot bridges, pavements, road crossings, zebra crossings etc)
  • Extension or creation of new greenways
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)
  • Improvement and extension of the public transport services (express services, increase frequency etc)
  • Use of ecological vehicles for public transport fleets
  • Development of new technologies to improve public transport
  • The development of accessible transport services for all
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
  • Elaboration of sound devices in traffic lights
  • Removal of architectonic barriers
New forms of vehicle use and ownership
  • Responsible car-use (eco-driving etc)
  • Use of clean vehicles
Mobility management
  • Adoption of workplace travel plans
  • Adoption of school travel plans
  • Create/establish mobility centers and on-line information services (eg travel planner)
  • Launch of awareness-raising campaigns
  • Elaboration of educational materials
  • Development of travel plans / mobility plans in consultation with local stakeholders
  • Launch of seamless transport modes to facilitate access to business areas or other social areas
  • Create systems for buses and walking trains
  • Organisation of regular fora or surveys on public opinions and ideas
More details on permanent measures:

• The City of Brno works on preparation of a strategic document – the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan of the City of Brno – the aim of which is to implement measures to support sustainable mobility and improve the environment in the city – at present the proposal part is in process.

• The City of Brno has installed LCD screens in municipality buildings, showing information about the current state of pollution in the city.

• The Public Transport Company of the City of Brno has introduced the “SENIOR BUS” service for seniors over 70 and handicapped citizens.

• The Public Transport Company has launched a public CNG fuelling station – support for using ecological vehicles also outside the public transport.

• The City of Brno, in the framework of the State Environmental Fund’s project, implements a campaign titled “Riding for Brno” dedicated to support of sustainable transport modes.
• A large sociological survey focusing on traffic behaviour will take place in autumn 2016.