Participating towns and cities

Contact & Activities

Participating city

Edremit, Balıkesir
154.487 inhabitants

Local contact

Directorate of Human Resources and Education
Elisa Falcini
Edremit Belediye Baskanlıgı, Yilmaz Akpinar Bulvari 9/B Edremit / Balikesir / Turkey

Participation 2019

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
16 September
On 16 September 2019 Edremit Municipality will inaugurate the Free School Bus Service initiative that will be operating during the school year 2019/2020 for children between 6 to 18 years. The aim of the initiative is to reduce the morning traffic providing a more sustainable solutions of mobility for children and their families in particular for those in financial straits.
17 September
On 17 September 2019 Parks and Gardens Department of Edremit Municipality will plant trees in a less attractive street of Edremit where the urban design will be enriched with plants and a new green area.
18 September
On 18 September 2019 Municipal Police of Edremit Municipality will give "Pedestrian Safety" lessons to the students of a Elementary School located in Edremit. The same day the Technical Office of our Municipality will install "speed bumps" in front of a School of Edremit with special signage for pedestrians.
20 September
On 20 September 2019 the Mayor of Edremit with two representatives of the local Handicap Association, will stroll together through the city center in order to identify the architectural barriers of our city and remove them during the next weeks.
22 September
On 22 September 2019 Edremit Municipality will organise the "Walk Together" march with the participation of all the population and local civil organisations in order to rise awareness about the theme of the year and discover together the centre of the city that will be closed to the traffic during all the 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:
  • Improvement of infrastructure (new foot bridges, pavements, road crossings, zebra crossings etc)
Traffic calming and access control scheme
  • Speed reduction programmes in zones near schools