Participants

Contact & Activities

Participating city

Κορδελιό - Ευόσμος ()
101.753 inhabitants

Local contact

Προγραμματισμού, Ανάπτυξης και Ευρωπαϊκών Προγραμμάτων
Ελπινίκη Βουτσά
Παύλου Μελά 24, ΤΚ 56224. Εύοσμος, Θεσσαλονίκη
++30 2310703394

Participation 2018

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
16 September
• We organise the Social Biking Challenge "Thessaloniki West" in cooperation with the adjacent municipalities of Ampelokipi-Menemeni and Pavlos Melas. Through this action we aim to reduce the use of cars for daily trips in the city among the citizens and also to promote the use of bicycles and therefore a healthier lifestyle.
• Pilot application of the free use of public bicycles for municipal employees during their shift for in service journeys in the city. Municipal employees could be a good example for citizens about the implementation of mobility solutions and could be a source of inspiration about the sustainable mobility. After the one week pilot application it is intented for permanent application as well.
17 September
• Social Biking Challenge "Thessaloniki WEST"
• Free use of public bicycles for municipal employees during their shift
18 September
• Social Biking Challenge "Thessaloniki WEST"
• Free use of public bicycles for municipal employees during their shift
19 September
• During the regular City Council, which takes place 2-3 times per month a dissemination event will be organised in order to inform the local policy makers and stakeholders about the priorities the EU has set up about Urban Mobility such as e-mobility, pedestrianization, installation of bicycle infrastructure etc.. There are obstacles we have to overcome to be in line with all these priorities and therefore it is a top issue to set up a suitable strategy with the support of other local organisations and stakeholders for the gradual implementation of Sustainable Mobility measures which improve air quality, environment and quality of life. A very useful pool of knowledge and experience is the InnovaSUMP project (Interreg Europe project about low carbon economies) in which we are partners which deals with innovations in the elaboration of Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans.
• Social Biking Challenge "Thessaloniki WEST"
• Free use of public bicycles for municipal employees during their shift
20 September
• Social Biking Challenge "Thessaloniki WEST"
• Free use of public bicycles for municipal employees during their shift
21 September
• Social Biking Challenge "Thessaloniki WEST"
• Free use of public bicycles for municipal employees during their shift
22 September
• Car free day: We are going to offer the bicycles for the public bicycles sharing system to the citizens for free, in order to promote the main advantages of bicycles compare to the car in everyday life. This kind of action is supposed to advertise the system to the citizens because it is rather new and there is still room for further development. During that event also dissemination actions will take place for citizens in order to raise awareness about the need of sustainability and the benefits to our health, quality of life and the environment that will arise and in addition to inform them about the results and main outputs of InnovaSUMP project (Interreg Europe porject for low carbon economy) in which we are partners.
• Social Biking Challenge "Thessaloniki WEST"
• Free use of public bicycles for municipal employees during their shift
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:
Pavlou Mela and Evangelismos Theotokou Streets (around 260m) will be closed to traffic the whole day on September 22nd.
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
  • Develop public bicycle hiring and sharing systems
Pedestrianisation
  • Create or enlarge pedestrian streets
  • Extension or creation of new greenways
Public transport services
  • Use of ecological vehicles for public transport fleets
  • Other: We have no authority to the Transport Organisation responsible for the public transport services because it is State oriented.
Traffic calming and access control scheme
  • Speed reduction programmes in zones near schools
Accessibilities
  • Create wheelchair ramps
  • Enlargement of pavements
  • Launch of accessibility plans
New forms of vehicle use and ownership
  • Use of clean vehicles
Mobility management
  • Adoption of workplace travel plans
  • Launch of awareness-raising campaigns
  • Development of travel plans / mobility plans in consultation with local stakeholders
Participation in related EU initiatives:
  • The Covenant of Mayors (as signatory)
  • The CIVITAS Initiative (as signatory)
  • JRC Project on Social Biking