Participating towns and cities

Contact & Activities

Participating city

47.000 inhabitants

Local contact

Planning and Development
Katerina Siampou
Lagopati & Atalantis
++30 2713600458

Participation 2018

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
16 September
Locals sports clubs will organize sports games for the citizens by preventing a few hours the car traffic on central roads
17 September
competition for citizens on selfi who show the use of alternative ways of moving in the city
18 September
Painting activity on the streets and in the squares in the center of the cities by small students
19 September
Free mobility day
20 September
competition for citizens on the shortest route between two points and alternate ways of transport in the city, educational materials for save mobility by bike ect
21 September
introducing to the citizens the innovatives applications on city motility in hackathon that have take place in June 2018
22 September
cycling from a settlement outside the city to the center of the city from a mountaineering club
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)
  • Create or enlarge pedestrian streets
  • 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)
Traffic calming and access control scheme
  • Create park and ride stations
  • New traffic regulations: traffic circulation and parking
  • Create wheelchair ramps
  • Lowering of pavements
  • Enlargement of pavements
  • Removal of architectonic barriers
  • Create useful tool for people with reduced mobility
New forms of vehicle use and ownership
  • Responsible car-use (eco-driving etc)
Freight distribution
  • New regulations for freight distribution
Mobility management
  • Launch of awareness-raising campaigns
  • Elaboration of educational materials
  • Development of travel plans / mobility plans in consultation with local stakeholders
Participation in related EU initiatives:
  • The Covenant of Mayors
  • The CIVITAS Initiative