Contact & Activities

Participating city

146.926 inhabitants

Local contact

Department of Operational Planning
Maria Nikolaidou
Ionos Dragoumi 1, 41222, Larissa
++30 2413500237

Participation 2019

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
16 September
Briefing in schools on European Mobility Week 2019
17 September
18.00 Tachydromiou Sqr
“Let’s cycle, Let’s play”, activities organized by the Traffic Education Park
• Let’s Cycle with road safety rules. Gaming activities with bicycles, learning basic rules of traffic.
Centers for Children' Creative Activities of Larissa
• "Drawing the helmet of our dreams"
• Kinetic activities with hoops
18 September
Hatzigiannio Center
10:30 Briefing about the Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy
11.00 - 13.30, Day event "Mobility Week, Climate Action and Energy". The urban transport sector is an important area of ​​action for climate and energy. The conference is organized in collaboration with PETA SA. and there will be a presentation of the Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plan (SECAP) of the Municipality of Larissa.

Central Sqr
Exhibition of bicycles by ORIENT BIKES - maintenance and safety information for both the bicycle and the rider.
19 September
Central Sqr
Exhibition of bicycles by ORIENT BIKES - maintenance and safety information for both the bicycle and the rider.

18:00, Open Cycling Route
The route will be on existing bike lanes, as well as on roads where bike lanes will be built next. Specifically: Central Square - Megalou Alexandrou - Heliodorus - Roosevelt - Justinian - Seferi - Agia - August 31 - Venizelos - First Ancient Theater (Stand for Reconstruction) - Roundabout - Pope Lamia - Dexter to Lagos - Bridge - River (Southside) - River Port - Georgiadou - Venizelou - First Ancient Theater - Papanastasiou - Central Square.
Helmet use is suggested for participation in the cycling route, as the main purpose of the event is to highlight the importance of safety when using the bike.
The finish will give commemorative diplomas to all cycling participants and there will be a draw for prizes (bicycles, helmets, etc.).
Estimated route time: 40 '
20 September
18.30 - 20:30, Kouma Street
TOUR d 'Europe via Larissa! - Outdoors activity of the French Institute of Larissa for primary school children
Come and walk in Europe, following the rules of pedestrian behavior and knowing the major European cities. Who is the best European citizen? Who will get the pedestrian license?
21 September
10:00 - 12:00, Venizelou Str in front of the First Ancient Theater of Larissa
"Walking in the Unknown Larissa ..." Open tour by "Noon Egno".
An open walk to the historic center! Come discover the unknown stories and secrets of Larissa and its people in an 8.000 years old city!
Optional: hat, comfortable shoes, and water.
22 September
Car Free Day
Car center closes on Sunday: area surrounded by Ipirou str, Panagouli str, Olympou str, Georgiadou str, Manolaki str, Papanastasiou str. from 10:00 am to 14:00 pm.
During those hours bus rides will be free for children under 18 and a half-price for adults

11.00 - 13.00 "Music on the Street"
Local bands Bad Monkeys, Mortiz and Blues Trackers will be the soundtrack for the Car Free Day's activities
10:00, Venizelos Street in front of the First Ancient Theater of Larissa
"Learn to walk safely"

10:00 - 14:00 Central Square
"Ride with the city train", Urban Bus Company of Larissa

10:00 - 14:00, "Street Games"
Kiprou & Papanastasiou Street
Ping pong for everyone, by the Table Tennis Association DYNAMI AS LARISSA
Venizelou Street, in front of the Municipal Conservatory
Open space chess, from the Chess Association of Larissa

10:00 - 14:00, "Street Art - Project Zebra", by ETouKou Comics and Arts Association
Creative painting on pedestrian crossings and access ramps: The aim of the action is to raise awareness of pedestrians and drivers on issues of road behavior. Pedestrian crossings will be marked through an artistic perspective in 5 selected locations (Venizelou & Ermou, Venizelou & Olympus, Patroklou & Megalou Alexandrou, Kiprou & Ermou, Papanastasiou & Koumoundourou), by the ETouKou Comics and Arts Association

10:00 - 14:00 and 17:00 - 21:00, Central Square
Photo Exhibition “Safe walking and cycling - Walking, cycling safely”, Larissa Photo 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.
Zone opened to residents on Car-Free Day:
Center of the city (surrounded by Ipirou str, Panagouli str, Olympou str, Georgiadou str, Manolaki str, Papanastasiou str.)
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
  • 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
  • New traffic regulations: traffic circulation and parking
  • Create the tactile pavements
  • Create wheelchair ramps
  • Lowering of pavements
  • Enlargement of pavements
  • Elaboration of sound devices in traffic lights
  • Launch of accessibility plans
  • Create useful tool for people with reduced mobility
New forms of vehicle use and ownership
  • Charging points for electric vehicles
Freight distribution
  • New regulations for freight distribution
  • Use of clean vehicles
  • Create new platforms for freight transfer
  • Introducing cargo bikes
Mobility management
  • Launch of awareness-raising campaigns
  • Elaboration of educational materials
  • Development of travel plans / mobility plans in consultation with local stakeholders
  • Development of systems and equipment for measuring air quality in public places
  • Organisation of regular fora or surveys on public opinions and ideas
  • Other: Delimitation of parking spaces for people with disabilities in cultural venues (Diachronic Museum, Mill of Pappas, Municipal Art Gallery - Museum og G.I. Katsigras, Ethnographical & Historical Museum
Participation in related EU initiatives:
  • The Covenant of Mayors (as signatory)
  • The CIVITAS Initiative (as signatory)