Contact & Activities

Participating city

Banja Luka
180.053 inhabitants

Local contact

Department of Traffic and Roads
Jelena Pavlović
Trg srpskih vladara 1
78 000 Banja Luka
Bosnia and Herzegovina
+387 66 802 303

Participation 2017

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
Actions relative to the theme:
On 21st and 22nd will be organized monitoring of air quality on location close to main street Kralj Petar I Karađorđević, in order to compare data while there is traffic and where is traffic forbidden for motorized vehicles.

19.9. Children of primary school „Ivan Goran Kovačić“ together with the police and representatives of the City Administration will be distirbuting green balloons with a smiley to the drivers who obey traffic regulations, who fasten their seatbelts and who don't talk on their cell phones. Drivers who do not obey one or both of the rules will get angry red balloon.
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:
Main activities are:

Main street in city of Banja Luka, Kralj Petar I Karađorđević, will be closed for users of individual motorized vehicles.

In the same time precedent will be given to public transport and cyclists, in order to motivate citizens to use more often public transport and bicycles.

Auto-moto union together with the City will organize traffic polygon for youngest, where they will be able to be informed about traffic rules for pedestrians and cyclists.
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
  • Develop public bicycle hiring and sharing systems
  • Improvement of bicycle facilities (parking, locks etc)
  • Create or enlarge pedestrian streets
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 park and ride stations
  • New traffic regulations: traffic circulation and parking
  • Create wheelchair ramps
  • Elaboration of sound devices in traffic lights
  • Removal of architectonic barriers
Mobility management
  • Adoption of school travel plans
  • Launch of awareness-raising campaigns
  • Elaboration of educational materials
  • Permanent access restriction to city centres
  • Development of systems and equipment for measuring air quality in public places
More details on permanent measures:

Single day ticket for public transport passengers and zero zone for parking of vehicles with a maximum length of two hours of parking in the centre of the city have been instroduced, with an aim to stimulate the use of public transport. Bikeshare system project is underway.