Participants

Contact & Activities

Participating city

Polykastro
7.065 inhabitants

Local contact

Διεύθυνση Τεχνικών Υπηρεσιών
Lazaros Souplis
75-77 M. Alexandrou St.
++30 2343350148

Participation 2018

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
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.
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)
Pedestrianisation
  • Create or enlarge pedestrian streets
  • Improvement of infrastructure (new foot bridges, pavements, road crossings, zebra crossings etc)
  • Extension or creation of new greenways
Public transport services
  • The development of accessible transport services for all
Traffic calming and access control scheme
  • Speed reduction programmes in zones near schools
  • Reduction of outside parking zones
  • Create park and ride stations
  • New traffic regulations: traffic circulation and parking
Accessibilities
  • Create the tactile pavements
  • Create wheelchair ramps
  • Enlargement of pavements
  • Launch of accessibility plans
Freight distribution
  • New regulations for freight distribution
  • Use of clean vehicles
  • Create new platforms for freight transfer
Mobility management
  • Adoption of workplace travel plans
  • Adoption of school travel plans
  • Elaboration of educational materials
  • Permanent access restriction to city centres
  • Development of systems and equipment for measuring air quality in public places
Participation in related EU initiatives:
  • European Week of Sport
  • Project EDWARD (European Day Without A Road Death)
  • The Covenant of Mayors (as signatory)
  • The CIVITAS Initiative (as signatory)
  • JRC Project on Social Biking