Contact & Activities

Participating city

298.111 inhabitants

Local contact

Biuro Zarządzania Energią
Jakub Kułach
Rynek 1, 40-003 Katowice
++48 322593432

Participation 2018

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
16 September
Woonerf on Teatralna street - closed part of the street for whole day, and creating so called litte culture zone for citizens.
17 September
Start of ecotram line in Katowice. Ecotram will run until the end of COP24.
18 September
Road safety lessons for schoolkids led by KZKGOP - the main transport organizer in region.
19 September
Road safety lessons for schoolkids led by Municipal Police of Katowice.
20 September
Road safety lessons for schoolkids led by KZKGOP - the main transport organizer in region.
Presentation of kolobeżka (kick scooter with tires) on market square by company KostkaHulajnowa. Show includess: lessons how to ride on kolobeżka on special test side, mushing and renting vehicles for private use.
Event "Zapuść Żurawia" - special flashmob with celebrities.
21 September
4th Katowice Energy Days - debate about climate changes (with transport influence on it) beetween students from technical schools.
Road safety lessons for schoolkids led by KZKGOP - the main transport organizer in region.
Presention of electric cars, superchargers and chargers for them and car-sharing company.
22 September
4th Katowice Energy Days with Sustainable transport zone on closed Mickiewicza Street.
Car-free day - Free public transport (buses, trams, trains) for every citizen.
Extended free of charge time for renting city bikes from 15 minutes to 1 hour
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:
Mickiewicza street in city center
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 network (creation of new lanes, extension, renovation, signposting etc)
  • Develop public bicycle hiring and sharing systems
  • Improvement of bicycle facilities (parking, locks etc)
Public transport services
  • Use of ecological vehicles for public transport fleets
  • Development of new technologies to improve public transport
  • Launch of integrated services for the various public transport modes
Traffic calming and access control scheme
  • Create park and ride stations
  • Elaboration of new residential areas
  • Introduction or expansion of Urban Vehicle Access Regulation Scheme
  • Create useful tool for people with reduced mobility
New forms of vehicle use and ownership
  • Charging points for electric vehicles
Freight distribution
  • Introducing cargo bikes
Participation in related EU initiatives:
  • Project EDWARD (European Day Without A Road Death)