Contact & Activities

Participating city

تهران ()
8 inhabitants

Local contact

International Affairs
Roya Khosrobeigi
No 55, Daman Afshar St., Vali-asr avenue, Vanak Sq., Tehran, Iran
++98 9121985213

Participation 2020

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
22 September
Tehran has been conducting a Car-Free Tuesdays campaign for months. During this period, Tehran has encouraged people to use bicycles more and as an example, the Mayor cycles to his office every Tuesday. This week, Tuesday coincides with 22 September, the last day of Europan Mobility Week and World Car-Free Day. Other activities of Tehran on this day includes:
1. Mayor's administrative order to Municipality's directors to commute to their offices without cars on the day
2. Mayor's order to all 22 Municipality's district mayors to complete their administrative missions with bicycles on the day
3. Blocking 22 streets in 22 districts of Tehran for cars, and allocating them to pedestrians, cyclists and scooters
4. Cycling event with the presence of the Mayor, city managers and foreign ambassadors
5. Launching IOS version of the bicycle sharing application of Tehran
6. Launching a drawing competition about cycling titled 'Naghshe Charkh'
7. Presenting awards to cyclists who had earned highest awards in bicycle sharing application of Tehran
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:
Tehran is consisted of 22 districts and each district has assigned one car-free street for 22 September during two hours in the afternoon.
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)
  • Other: Preparing cycling related guidelines and regulations, holding events such as competitions and campaigns to promote cycling, working closely with NGOs for promoting cycling, Publications in relation t