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Κορδελιό - Ευόσμος ()
101.753 inhabitants

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

Participation 2019

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
16 September
On september 16th it will launch the Social Biking Challenge in our Municipality entitled Thessaloniki West. A joint organisation with the cooperation of the neighbouring Municipalities of Ampelokipi Menemeni and Pavlos Melas. The challenge is based on the BikePrints app, a tracking app for cyclists, already available in Google Play and Apple app stores. The app allows users to track their rides, and to participate in a three-week competition within their city and also with all the other participating cities in Europe. Participants may ride alone, in pairs or in groups, and earn points based on the distance they ride; the points will eventually be converted to prizes. The Social Biking Challenge has three different stages: Individual Stage, Pair Stage and Group Stage
This event will end with the awards ceremony that will be held in the Traffic Education Park on October 16th. The Awards Cerenomy which involves the participation of schools from all 3 municipalities, is a collaboration of our Municipality services and includes the following actions:
• Painting and crafts for children on sustainable mobility. The children will be asked to visualize in paper the sustainable transport mode they prefer to choose for their movements to and from school.
• Getting acquainted with ancient Greek sportτ. An action for the familiarization with the common space
• Safe mobility lessons for pedestrians and bicycle users
• Social Biking Rewards
17 September
Social Biking Challenge in our Municipality entitled Thessaloniki West. A joint organisation with the cooperation of the neighbouring Municipalities of Ampelokipi Menemeni and Pavlos Melas. The challenge is based on the BikePrints app, a tracking app for cyclists, already available in Google Play and Apple app stores. The app allows users to track their rides, and to participate in a three-week competition within their city and also with all the other participating cities in Europe. Participants may ride alone, in pairs or in groups, and earn points based on the distance they ride; the points will eventually be converted to prizes. The Social Biking Challenge has three different stages: Individual Stage, Pair Stage and Group Stage
This event will end with the awards ceremony that will be held in the Traffic Education Park on October 16th. The Awards Cerenomy which involves the participation of schools from all 3 municipalities, is a collaboration of our Municipality services and includes the following actions:
• Painting and crafts for children on sustainable mobility. The children will be asked to visualize in paper the sustainable transport mode they prefer to choose for their movements to and from school.
• Getting acquainted with ancient Greek sportτ. An action for the familiarization with the common space
• Safe mobility lessons for pedestrians and bicycle users
• Social Biking Rewards
18 September
Social Biking Challenge in our Municipality entitled Thessaloniki West. A joint organisation with the cooperation of the neighbouring Municipalities of Ampelokipi Menemeni and Pavlos Melas. The challenge is based on the BikePrints app, a tracking app for cyclists, already available in Google Play and Apple app stores. The app allows users to track their rides, and to participate in a three-week competition within their city and also with all the other participating cities in Europe. Participants may ride alone, in pairs or in groups, and earn points based on the distance they ride; the points will eventually be converted to prizes. The Social Biking Challenge has three different stages: Individual Stage, Pair Stage and Group Stage
This event will end with the awards ceremony that will be held in the Traffic Education Park on October 16th. The Awards Cerenomy which involves the participation of schools from all 3 municipalities, is a collaboration of our Municipality services and includes the following actions:
• Painting and crafts for children on sustainable mobility. The children will be asked to visualize in paper the sustainable transport mode they prefer to choose for their movements to and from school.
• Getting acquainted with ancient Greek sportτ. An action for the familiarization with the common space
• Safe mobility lessons for pedestrians and bicycle users
• Social Biking Rewards
19 September
Social Biking Challenge in our Municipality entitled Thessaloniki West. A joint organisation with the cooperation of the neighbouring Municipalities of Ampelokipi Menemeni and Pavlos Melas. The challenge is based on the BikePrints app, a tracking app for cyclists, already available in Google Play and Apple app stores. The app allows users to track their rides, and to participate in a three-week competition within their city and also with all the other participating cities in Europe. Participants may ride alone, in pairs or in groups, and earn points based on the distance they ride; the points will eventually be converted to prizes. The Social Biking Challenge has three different stages: Individual Stage, Pair Stage and Group Stage
This event will end with the awards ceremony that will be held in the Traffic Education Park on October 16th. The Awards Cerenomy which involves the participation of schools from all 3 municipalities, is a collaboration of our Municipality services and includes the following actions:
• Painting and crafts for children on sustainable mobility. The children will be asked to visulaize in paper the sustainable transport mode they prefer to choose for their movements to and from school.
• Getting acquainted with ancient Greek sportτ. An action for the familiarization with the common space
• Safe mobility lessons for pedestrians and bicycle users
• Social Biking Rewards
20 September
Social Biking Challenge in our Municipality entitled Thessaloniki West. A joint organisation with the cooperation of the neighbouring Municipalities of Ampelokipi Menemeni and Pavlos Melas. The challenge is based on the BikePrints app, a tracking app for cyclists, already available in Google Play and Apple app stores. The app allows users to track their rides, and to participate in a three-week competition within their city and also with all the other participating cities in Europe. Participants may ride alone, in pairs or in groups, and earn points based on the distance they ride; the points will eventually be converted to prizes. The Social Biking Challenge has three different stages: Individual Stage, Pair Stage and Group Stage
This event will end with the awards ceremony that will be held in the Traffic Education Park on October 16th. The Awards Cerenomy which involves the participation of schools from all 3 municipalities, is a collaboration of our Municipality services and includes the following actions:
• Painting and crafts for children on sustainable mobility. The children will be asked to visualize in paper the sustainable transport mode they prefer to choose for their movements to and from school.
• Getting acquainted with ancient Greek sportτ. An action for the familiarization with the common space
• Safe mobility lessons for pedestrians and bicycle users
• Social Biking Rewards
21 September
Social Biking Challenge in our Municipality entitled Thessaloniki West. A joint organisation with the cooperation of the neighbouring Municipalities of Ampelokipi Menemeni and Pavlos Melas. The challenge is based on the BikePrints app, a tracking app for cyclists, already available in Google Play and Apple app stores. The app allows users to track their rides, and to participate in a three-week competition within their city and also with all the other participating cities in Europe. Participants may ride alone, in pairs or in groups, and earn points based on the distance they ride; the points will eventually be converted to prizes. The Social Biking Challenge has three different stages: Individual Stage, Pair Stage and Group Stage
This event will end with the awards ceremony that will be held in the Traffic Education Park on October 16th. The Awards Cerenomy which involves the participation of schools from all 3 municipalities, is a collaboration of our Municipality services and includes the following actions:
• Painting and crafts for children on sustainable mobility. The children will be asked to visualize in paper the sustainable transport mode they prefer to choose for their movements to and from school.
• Getting acquainted with ancient Greek sports. An action for the familiarization with the common space
• Safe mobility lessons for pedestrians and bicycle users
• Social Biking Rewards

Also on September 21st we will organise a joint action with the neighboring municipalities of Pavlos Melas and Ampelokipi Menemeni in the frame of Car Free Day. The action will take place on September 21st and not on 22nd which is the official date of "Car Free Day" due to events organised by the Region of Central Macedonia that will have an impcact in the whole Metropolitan Area of Thessaloniki and therefore it will not be able to organise seperate events that perhaps will cause malfunctions to the Metropolitan City network.

The event organised by the three Municipalities is a bicycle race for the citizens. It will start at 18:00 o clock from Kordelio Evosmos central square with the meeting point for the three bicycle races (one for each Municipality) to have been set at Ampelokipi Menemeni Ex military camp which has been transformed to a park. There several activities will take place (games, music, speeches) for a couple of hours and the end point of the bicycle race will be the Agia Paraskevi square at Menemeni.
22 September
Social Biking Challenge in our Municipality entitled Thessaloniki West. A joint organisation with the cooperation of the neighbouring Municipalities of Ampelokipi Menemeni and Pavlos Melas. The challenge is based on the BikePrints app, a tracking app for cyclists, already available in Google Play and Apple app stores. The app allows users to track their rides, and to participate in a three-week competition within their city and also with all the other participating cities in Europe. Participants may ride alone, in pairs or in groups, and earn points based on the distance they ride; the points will eventually be converted to prizes. The Social Biking Challenge has three different stages: Individual Stage, Pair Stage and Group Stage
This event will end with the awards ceremony that will be held in the Traffic Education Park on October 16th. The Awards Cerenomy which involves the participation of schools from all 3 municipalities, is a collaboration of our Municipality services and includes the following actions:
• Painting and crafts for children on sustainable mobility. The children will be asked to visualize in paper the sustainable transport mode they prefer to choose for their movements to and from school.
• Getting acquainted with ancient Greek sportτ. An action for the familiarization with the common space
• Safe mobility lessons for pedestrians and bicycle users
• Social Biking Rewards
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:
During Car free day, Pavlou Mela street with 300m length will be closed to traffic. This measure will support the organisation of the bicycle race and mostly the launch of the event. Moreover the Ethnikis Antistasis street will be closed to car traffic in order to be friendlier to the pedestrians.
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
  • Launch of free-floating bike-sharing schemes
Mobility management
  • Adoption of school travel plans
  • Permanent access restriction to city centres
  • Other: Two streets are going to be closed to car traffic during car free day. Pavlou Mela in Evosmos and Ethnikis Antistasis in Kordelio. Pavlou Mela will accessible only to pedestrians and bicycles in order
Participation in related EU initiatives:
  • The Covenant of Mayors (as signatory)
  • The CIVITAS Initiative (as signatory)
  • JRC Project on Social Biking