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 2018

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
21 September
Educational walking tour to Astangu takes place on 21.09 at 17.00. 100-year-old tunnels, limestone cliff and rare plant species – that’s Astangu Green Area! It is quite a mysterious place, hiding many different nature sites in only 1,37 km². Astangu boasts also the highest species diversity in Tallinn per squaremeter. Visitors can behold the Mäeküla cliff and discover the tunnels built in the slope during World War I.
The guide for the walkind tour is Mr Tõnu Laasi, senior specialist at Tallinn Environment Department
22 September
The City of Tallinn will organize the Car-Free Day in cooperation with the Estonian Fairs. The Car-Free Day and the Estonian Health Fair - Move! will be held on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 10:00–17:00 in Tallinn, Vabaduse (Freedom) Square. During the event
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:
On the Car-Free Day, the Kaarli pst Tõnismägi /Toompea intersection to the Pärnu highway is closed for car traffic.
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)
  • Other: Bicycle parking racks will be installed to the 29 schools of Tallinn to promote cycling among teachers and pupils as a sustainable way of transportation.
  • Create or enlarge pedestrian streets
  • Create wheelchair ramps
Participation in related EU initiatives:
  • The Covenant of Mayors (as signatory)
  • The CIVITAS Initiative (as signatory)