Contact & Activities

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Γραφείο Τύπου & Δημοσίων Σχέσεων
Πάντζαλη Παναγιώτα
Πλατεία Δημαρχείου 1, Κατερίνη, 60133
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Participation 2017

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
Actions relative to the theme:
Since its establishment at 2010 Cycling Escape of Pieria participates in the European Mobility Week by visiting schools as well as the Traffic Education Park for Children - to put into practice the lessons learnt-, organizing sustainable mobility seminars and distributing information material to the citizens of Katerini.

However, our main focus as an association, not only in the framework of the European Mobility Week but also throughout the year, is cycling education. An interactive presentation of bicycle’s history and what it should be equipped with is to shown to students. In our visits, we always highlight the importance of light colored clothing, helmet and lights as well as the significance of following the road signs and regulations.
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:
This year, Podilatiki Apo-Drasi Pierias (Cycling Escape of Pieria), in cooperation with the Municipality of Katerini, organizes the celebration of the Car Free Day, on Sunday, September 17th, 2017, at Eleftherias Square, under the name “Life in the town of Katerini without a car”. For this day, special urban areas will be restricted in town, where traffic will be allowed only for pedestrians, cyclists and public transport.

Some of the activities specially organized for this day, will include: traffic education for children, painting on asphalt, kids’ crafts, games, music and kinetics, dance-sports shows
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)
Mobility management
  • Launch of awareness-raising campaigns