Participants

Contact & Activities

Participating city

Agios Dimitrios
71.000 inhabitants

Local contact

Press & Communication Office
Areti Provata
Agiou Dimitriou 55, Agios Dimitrios
17343
Athens
Greece
++30 6945708919

Participation 2020

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
16 September
1. Children activities concerning traffic education, robotics and educational games, in Primary Schools (morning hours)

2. Children activities concerning the proper use of bicycles, safe walking, compliance of traffic signs and improvement of road behavior, in the municipal Traffic Education Park (in the afternoon)
17 September
Creative afternoons in an “imaginary city" where everyone rides a bicycle. The children will learn to ride safely for themselves and others. They will learn the traffic lights, traffic signs and crossings, but also the traffic priorities with respect to all pedestrians and the differently abled people.
18 September
Creative afternoons in an “imaginary city" where everyone rides a bicycle. The children will learn to ride safely for themselves and others. They will learn the traffic lights, traffic signs and crossings, but also the traffic priorities with respect to all pedestrians and the differently abled people.
19 September
Children activities concerning the proper use of bicycles, safe walking, compliance of traffic signs and improvement of road behavior, in the municipal Traffic Education Park
20 September
1. A safe morning cycling tour in the city using the new bicycle lane of Asyrmatos area

2. Interactive games for children and an organized discussion for parents concerning sustainable mobility in the city.
21 September
Theatre play
22 September
Car free day
Games that aim to introduce children to the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals
Traffic education games
Music Concert of the Greek pop group called “Yellow Bicycles”
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)
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)
Traffic calming and access control scheme
  • Speed reduction programmes in zones near schools
  • Create park and ride stations
Accessibilities
  • Create the tactile pavements
  • Create wheelchair ramps
  • Lowering of pavements
  • Enlargement of pavements
  • Removal of architectonic barriers
  • Launch of accessibility plans
  • Create useful tool for people with reduced mobility
Mobility management
  • Launch of awareness-raising campaigns
  • Development of travel plans / mobility plans in consultation with local stakeholders
Participation in related EU initiatives:
  • The Covenant of Mayors (as signatory)
  • The CIVITAS Initiative (as signatory)