Participating towns and cities

Contact & Activities

Participating city

Ahmetbey, Kırklareli
5.600 inhabitants

Local contact

Ahmetbey Belediye Başkanlığı Lüleburgaz/KIRKLARELİ
++90 05323953011

Participation 2019

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
16 September
07:30 The public transport of Ahmetbey Municipality will provide free public transportation for citizens and students during the European Mobility Week.
09:30 The opening ceremony of the European Mobility Week will be held with the participation of the students studying in the Town of Ahmetbey.
12:30 Information meeting on European Mobility Week will be held with the companies that provide public transportation services, school administrators and teachers in Ahmetbey Town, and the topics related to the implementation of new practices which will increase and encourage the use of public transportation and bicycles will be discussed.
The topics relating to the schools carrying out sporting events and trainings in accordance with the theme of the European Mobility Week, and the issues of art competition will be discussed at the meeting.
17 September
10:00 The stands that will be exhibited where the paintings and handmade products that prepared by young people and students will be introduced to citizens.

10:00 Free bicycle maintenance and repair service for children and young people will be provided by Ahmetbey Municipality.
18 September
12:30 Dance performances will be held in Ankara by the local dance group of Ahmetbey Municipality by visiting the Association of Municipalities of Turkey and the National Coordinator of the European Mobility Week.
19 September
12:00 The safe use of pedestrian paths and bicycle path usage training will be given to young people and children by Ahmetbey Municipality Police Department officials.
The city roads and bicycle paths will be painted with the theme of 2019 so-called “Safe Walking and Cycling” by young people and children, and security signs will be placed accordingly.
20 September
12:00 Walking and cycling activities will be held together with citizens, young people and children living in Ahmetbey Town by being closed a 1.8 km road to vehicle traffic on Atatürk Street and Fatih Street in order to draw attention and raising awareness to the theme of Safe walking and Cycling.

13:00 Free health services will be established at the stands and free health checks will be performed by healthy eating specialist doctors and by doing so, citizens will be warned to walk for a healthy life.
21 September
11:00 With young people living in Ahmetbey Town, awareness relating to the topic of “Safe Walk” that is suitable to the theme of 2019 will be increased by being organized the international event named “we are walking for peace” from Edirne (border city of Turkey) to the town of Kastanies (border city of Greece).
The two national borders will be crossed on foot.
22 September
11:00-20:00 Within the scope of the “Car Free Day” event, Atatürk Street and Fatih Street will be closed to vehicle traffic, and young people and children will be entertained with various activities in the stands and event tents that will be set up.
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:
Atatürk Street
Fatih Street
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
Participation in related EU initiatives:
  • ROADPOL Safety Days