Contact & Activities

Participating city

Alba Iulia ()
74.458 inhabitants

Local contact

International Affairs, Business Environment and Civil Society C
Ioana Cioloca
5A Motilor Street, Alba County, Alba Iulia, Romania, Zip Code : 510118
++40 756418600

Participation 2019

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
16 September
A billion steps forward ( “ Un milliard de pasi inainte”, ro) is the main idea and, also, the headline that will be the basis of the whole week. Without necessarly making the biilion stepts as a goal to reach, it will guide all the activities carried out during this week.
The exact timetable of the activities to be finalized by September 13th 2019, in order to involve as many local and regional stakeholders as possible.
17 September
The “ Tales on wheels” campaign ( 16.09-19.09.2019) aims to raise the awareness about the harmful effects of the road traffic and to promote the environmental friendly transport, focusing on how to use the cargo bikes;
18 September
" Books green delivery" distribution by cargobikes of free books at The Urban Library, specific points in town where the citizens can borrow, take away and return books, for free
19 September
" Books green delivery" distribution by cargobikes of free books at The Urban Library, specific points in town where the citizens can borrow, take away and return books, for free
20 September
“ Per pedes eo! “ ( 16-22.09.2019): in collaboration with The Cultural Association For Living History and the National Union Museum of Alba Iulia, through their reenactment team, we will use the XIII Roman Legion “ Gemina” to attract and involve the tourists and locals in walking tours of the Alba Carolina Fortress, the biggest Vauban citadel in Romania and south-eastern Europe:
21 September
Alba Iulia City Race, September 21th - The idea of organizing a major athletic event in Alba Iulia to attract athletes and runners from all over the country belonged to Marius Anghel, former director of Unirea Alba Iulia Club, and its implementation took place naturally on March 15, 2014, with the first edition of Alba Iulia City Race, after the completion of works at the jewel of Alba Iulia, Alba Carolina Fortress. Now, all the competitors are ready to WALK WITH US, in the fifth edition of Alba Iulia City Race.
Our main goal is to attract as many people as possible to the race. In recent years, more and more people are also running in our country, proof of their numerous participation since the first edition of Alba Iulia City Race. Slowly, society is changing and the world is beginning to feel the need for a healthy lifestyle, and running is the sport that can be practiced by anyone, each at the level they want.
Our long-term challenge, however, is that every year, Alba Iulia becomes the capital of Romanian athletics through this competition, at least once a year.

“ Alba Iulia likes bikes” ( Alba Iulia pedaleaza) – on September 21th, an event as a bike contest, intended mainly for childrens aged 6-14 y.o., in order to help them to discover bike riding in an interactive and friendly way. The choosed place for the contest will be 1 Decembrie Bvd, closed for auto traffic on September 21th.
22 September
Turn a day into a week: between 16th and 22nd September, the whole week we’ll run The WEP ( Week Of Empty Parking) , with no cars allowed in the Alba Iulia Cityhall parking space.
Also, on September 21th one of the main boulevards of the city, The Horea Blvd. ( between Closcs St. and V Goldis St) will be close to the heavy auto traffic and turned into a opened exclusively to pedestrians and cyclists.
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:
The 1 Decembrie 1918 Bvd. ( between Closca St. and V Goldis St) will be close to the heavy auto traffic and turned into a walk'n'bike zone, opened exclusively to pedestrians and cyclists.
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)
  • Installation of charging points for e-bikes
  • Launch of free-floating bike-sharing schemes
  • 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
  • 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)
  • 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
  • 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
  • Elaboration of new residential areas
  • Introduction or expansion of Urban Vehicle Access Regulation Scheme
  • Create the tactile pavements
  • Create wheelchair ramps
  • Lowering of pavements
  • Enlargement of pavements
  • Elaboration of sound devices in traffic lights
  • Removal of architectonic barriers
  • Launch of accessibility plans
  • Create useful tool for people with reduced mobility
New forms of vehicle use and ownership
  • Launch of online car-pooling and car-sharing schemes
  • Responsible car-use (eco-driving etc)
  • Use of clean vehicles
  • Charging points for electric vehicles
  • Mobility as a Service (MaaS)
  • Testing automated vehicles
Freight distribution
  • New regulations for freight distribution
  • Use of clean vehicles
  • Create new platforms for freight transfer
  • Introducing cargo bikes
Mobility management
  • Adoption of workplace travel plans
  • Adoption of school travel plans
  • Create/establish mobility centers and on-line information services (eg travel planner)
  • Launch of awareness-raising campaigns
  • Elaboration of educational materials
  • Development of travel plans / mobility plans in consultation with local stakeholders
  • Provision of incentives and bonuses to employers
  • Permanent access restriction to city centres
  • Launch of seamless transport modes to facilitate access to business areas or other social areas
  • Create systems for buses and walking trains
  • Development of systems and equipment for measuring air quality in public places
  • Organisation of regular fora or surveys on public opinions and ideas
  • Other: Purchase of 13 electric buses for operating in Alba Iulia; Construction of the largest pedestrian crossing passage in Alba County, for the safe underground crossing of the 1 Decembrie 1918 Bvd, one o
Participation in related EU initiatives:
  • The Covenant of Mayors (as signatory)