Participants

Contact & Activities

Participating city

Volos
120.000 inhabitants

Local contact

Volos Municipality
Konstantinos Karagiannis
Mikrasiaton & Makrinitsis
38333 Volos
++30 2421356873

Participation 2018

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
16 September
SPORTS DAY
17 September
KIDS DAY
18 September
BUS DAY (REDUCED FAIR)
19 September
BICYCLE DAY
20 September
TAXI DAY (REDUCED FAIR)
21 September
HANDICAPED AND DISABLED DAY (UNLIMITEED ACCESS)
22 September
CAR FREE DAY
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
  • Improvement of infrastructure (new foot bridges, pavements, road crossings, zebra crossings 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)
  • Improvement and extension of the public transport services (express services, increase frequency etc)
Traffic calming and access control scheme
  • Speed reduction programmes in zones near schools
Accessibilities
  • Create wheelchair ramps
  • Lowering of pavements
  • Enlargement of pavements
  • Elaboration of sound devices in traffic lights
New forms of vehicle use and ownership
  • Launch of online car-pooling and car-sharing schemes
  • Charging points for electric vehicles
Freight distribution
  • New regulations for freight distribution
Mobility management
  • Development of travel plans / mobility plans in consultation with local stakeholders
  • Organisation of regular fora or surveys on public opinions and ideas
Participation in related EU initiatives:
  • The CIVITAS Initiative (as signatory)