Contact & Activities

Participating city

58.287 inhabitants

Local contact

Traffic Planning Department, Technical Services Direction, Munic
1, K.Karamanli str
62110 Serres
++30 2321350140

Participation 2020

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
16 September
- Official opening of EMW2020 (Press conference on15th of September)
- Demonstration of the recently implemented traffic lights system, equipped with sound devices for inclusive mobility (Traffic Planning Department)
17 September
Ιnstallation of special heat adhesive traffic signs on road surfaces in the vicinity of schools, aiming in speed reduction and road safety upgrade (Traffic Planning Department)
18 September
Environmental walk all around the installation points of air pollution measurement stations in the city of Serres (Department of Environment)
19 September
- Collection and recording of creations of drawing/photography contests participants.
- Invitation to teachers, parents and students to uptake more “walking to school”. Sending of student “walking to school” templates to motivated school units
20 September
Event “Sunday in the park” with the demonstration of the newly introduced bike sharing system with the support of the Municipal Police
21 September
- Broad meeting of members of Serres’ SUMP Stakeholders group and the Local Support Group of Space4People URBACT project, discussion on SUMP roadmap
- Presentation of Air Pollution Measurement Stations in the city of Serres by the contractor
22 September
- Car Free Day, temporal car traffic ban in a very central road of Serres with Traffic Police support
- Participation of Merchants association with sales and promotions
- Installation of a Municipal Info Kiosk for awareness raising on sustainable mobility and bike sharing
- Participation of the Municipal Social Welfare Agency with happenings
- End of EMW 2020
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)
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
  • Elaboration of sound devices in traffic lights
Mobility management
  • Launch of awareness-raising campaigns
  • 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
Participation in related EU initiatives:
  • The Covenant of Mayors (as signatory)