Contact & Activities

Participating city

445.024 inhabitants

Local contact

Tallinn Urban Environment and Public Works Department
Stella Shaumyan
Vabaduse Väljak 7, Tallinn
++372 55503946

Participation 2017

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
Actions relative to the theme:
On September 16 a walking tour in the parks and gardens of Tallinn Old Town is organised. On September 18 a city orienteering event in the district of Uus Maailm is held. During the week other events that celebrate sustainable mobility are organised such as jogging events, running competition and mountain bike race. Additionally the mascot of the Sustainable Mobility Month organised yearly in Tallinn in September will visit more than 10 kindergartens in Tallinn to disseminate information regarding sustainable and safe mobility in a fun way.
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:
Tallinn is organising its Car-Free Day on 24 September. It will be held in the city center, meaning the area that will be closed to traffic is an important artery for the city of Tallinn (the Pärnu highway). On this day a huge orienteering race on public transport is organised, that has its beginning and end on the Pärnu highway. Additionally a bike tour and a walking tour is organised to introduce the most convenient and sustainable modes of transport to the residents. The day will end with a concert. All of the activities are free of charge. The aim is to have people understand how much more space there would be for pedestrians, cyclists, businesses, children etc if we could share the needs of our mobility more often.
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 useful tool for people with reduced mobility
More details on permanent measures:

We will open a new boardwalk in the protection area of Paljassaare, in northern Tallinn. This allows also people with reduced mobility to go into the nature area and learn more about the nature heritage in the area. It will also encourage people to use the boardwalk for other recreational purposes such as walks, riding a bike etc.