Participants

Contact & Activities

Participating city

Farkadona
13.396 inhabitants

Local contact

Strategic and Operational Planning
Konstantinos Asikis
Georgiou Gennimata 1, P.C. 42031, Farkadona
++30 2433350051, 52, 53

Participation 2017

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
Actions relative to the theme:
1. The police’s briefing to the students of the municipal schools on issues related to the traffic education.

2. A bicycle ride for the inhabitants of the Municipality on Sunday 17 September.

3. A daily event called "Small Traffic Policemen". During that day the pupils (after the information they have received from the Police about the Traffic Law and under the supervision of the institutions in charge) will take on the role of the Traffic Policemen, identifying offences on the Traffic Law and editing of "virtual" fines.
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:
The temporary - symbolic traffic ban on cars on the most central road of the Municipality, on Friday, September 22, in the frame of the "Day without a Car".
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 facilities (parking, locks 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)
  • Development of new technologies to improve public transport
  • Launch of integrated services for the various public transport modes
New forms of vehicle use and ownership
  • Launch of online car-pooling and car-sharing schemes
Mobility management
  • Launch of awareness-raising campaigns
  • Elaboration of educational materials
More details on permanent measures:

1. Because of this year's European Mobility Week theme (Sharing gets you further), the Municipality will pursue the creation of a "car pooling" application on its official web-site.

2. The "Intelligent bus stop”, that offers to users of the Public Transports, the pedestrians and the cyclists:
• A modern aesthetics’ metal shelter, with plexi-glass surfaces and a LED photosensitive lighting.
• A 49“ smart outdoor screen, which displays the websites of the Municipality, of the Public Transport Organization and other useful information (weather, time) at the same time.
• The screen has the ability to display any Internet content or digital material (announcements, tourist information, etc.) and is remote – controlled.
• The bus - stop function as a Wi-Fi hotspot for a free internet signal on mobile phones and tablets of the waiting passengers and of the pedestrians and has a multiple charger for these appliances.
• Bicycle stands will be placed close to the stop for the change of the transport means.
• The screen is put in a special cage, but can be easily converted into a touch screen in order to act as an interactive info-point.
• It has also a solar panel system in order to be energy autonomous.