Contact & Activities

Participating city

47.000 inhabitants

Local contact

Planning and Development
Katerina Siampou
Lagopati & Atalantis
++30 2713600458

Participation 2020

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
16 September
Bike tour through the forests in and around the city of Tripolis. Bikers kick off from the green strip of Agios Georgios and, riding through the forest paths, reach the University of Peloponnese. The green strip of Panarkades is the next stop before bikers reach Kartsova, their final destination, where the Municipality serves delicious treats to them. AEK Tripolis, Bike Group of Tripolis, and EOS (Hellenic Mountaineering Association) lead the way.
17 September
Zebra crossings day 1: Primary school pupils learn about mobility measures and good practices while drawing zebra crossings in front of their schools with the support and guidance of the social and cultural SCE 5ENTE.
18 September
Zebra crossings day 2: Primary school pupils learn about mobility measures and good practices while drawing zebra crossings in front of their schools with the support and guidance of the social and cultural SCE 5ENTE.

Pupils also meet famous football players of the A league local football team “ASTERAS”; they play and are photographed with them.
19 September
Green mobility for all. Citizens are introduced and acquainted to the latest zero-emission mobility trends. E-scooters and e-bikes are accessible to all.
20 September
Educational day at the park for traffic training. Children play, learn and are informed by the Local Police Station how to safely drive a bike in the city at the park specifically constructed and signposted for traffic training. Mobility awareness and mobility training are at the core of the action.
21 September
We learn about our city on foot. Citizens was around the neighbourhoods of the city and are introduced to the history of landmarks and other important buildings.
22 September
Mobility actions organised by the Association of People with Disabilities of the prefecture of Arcadia and the Laboratory for Vocational Training of Mantineia.

Street music. Local musicians, under the kind offer and direction of Vassilis Georgakopoulos, reach the cultural centre Malliaropouleion, from different locations of the city on foot, by bike, by e-bike and by e-car bringing their own instruments along so as to ecologically celebrate the closing of the EMW with a live open-air concert.
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:
All roads surrounding the city centre in Agios Vassilis square will be closed: Washington Str., Ethnomartyron Str., Ethnikis Antistaseos Str., and Georgiou A' 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
  • Launch of free-floating bike-sharing schemes
  • 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
  • Create the tactile pavements
  • 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)