Participants

Contact & Activities

Participating city

Alexandroupoli
72.959 inhabitants

Local contact

Press & Communication Office
Ioanna Goulaptsi
Dimocratias 306
++30 2551064173

Participation 2020

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
16 September
I walk in my city!" The Municipality of Alexandroupolis in collaboration with DROMEA THRAKIS and the team of Hikers of Alexandroupolis organize walking routes within the borders of the Municipality of Alexandroupolis. Meeting point: Scout Park, time: 17.30
17 September
Students of schools in Feres are informed about safe cycling by the Alexandroupolis Cycling Association - Alexandroupolis Bike Team.
18 September
Discover the classic film "Bicycle Thief" at summer cinema Floisvos thanks to Alexandroupolis Cinema Club. Free entrance
19 September
Check your Bike! The Municipality of Alexandroupolis invites all cyclists to come with their bikes and learn from experienced technicians how to untie and tie their vehicle, how to change tires and adjust speeds depending on the road, as well how to adjust the brakes and driving position. Cyclists will acquire all the necessary knowledge for the care of their vehicle and road safety, but also will learn useful tips for future purchases of equipment or accessories, depending on their needs. Place: Argo Park, hours: 6.00 pm-9.00 pm
20 September
1. The Municipality of Alexandroupolis in collaboration with the Alexandroupolis Cycling Association-Alexandroupolis Bike Team organizes a bike ride to the end point of local Museum of Natural History. Participants will be given a bicycle light and a special bicycle repair kit. Meeting point: Lighthouse Square, at 11.00 a.m.
2. Art Attack team organizes educational activity for children related to sustainable urban mobility. Meeting point: East Thrace Park, at 11.00 a.m.
21 September
Students of schools in Traianoupolis are being informed about safe cycling by the Alexandroupolis Cycling Association - Alexandroupolis Bike Team
22 September
Car free 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:
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
Pedestrianisation
  • 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
Accessibilities
  • 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:
  • The Covenant of Mayors (as signatory)