Participating towns and cities

CyprusNicosia, Cyprus

330.000 inhabitants
Christina Christodoulou
Eleftheria Square,
P.O Box 21015,
+357 22797453
Nicosia already registered 11x for EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK in: 2023 2022 2021 2018 2017 2015 2014 2011 2004 2003 2002

Participation 2022

Activities within the week Activities within the week

Nicosia organises activities during EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK 2022, taking into account the annual theme.

16 September
Promoting European Mobility through various posts/stories on Instagram and Facebook
17 September
1) Cycling Event by connecting three different municipalities and their Universities to the city center (three different starting points). In cycling event will participate also electrical scooters and bicycles. The destination point of the cycling will be Eleftherias square, where it will be take place various activities, based on European mobility theme of 2022.
2)Car-Free Day event by closing Konstantinou Palaiologou and Rigainis streets. The event will include food, drinks and music, also there will be some kiosks of bike and scooter rental companies for further information and promotion of alternative mean of transport.
18 September
Promoting European Mobility through various posts/stories on Instagram and Facebook
19 September
Create a promoting video for European Mobility week and publish it on Social Media and Municipality's website.
20 September
Promoting European Mobility through various posts/stories on Instagram and Facebook
21 September
Promoting European Mobility through various posts/stories on Instagram and Facebook
22 September
Promoting European Mobility through various posts/stories on Instagram and Facebook

Permanent measures Permanent measures

Nicosia implements one or more new permanent measure(s), which contribute(s) to modal transfer from private car to environmentally sound means of transport.

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 planned
Under development an application for bike routes in Nicosia
Create or enlarge pedestrian streets
Improvement of infrastructure (new foot bridges, pavements, road crossings, zebra crossings etc)
Extension or creation of new greenways planned
Promote pedestrianisation of multiple streets in old-town. Additionally, is under planning for renovation multiple existing pedestrian areas in old town
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
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 planned
Create park and ride stations planned
New traffic regulations: traffic circulation and parking planned
Elaboration of new residential areas
under design the speed reduction of old town's roads. Speed reduction is implemented to our recent project in Makariou III avenue ( 20km/hr), and its connected roads near by.
Create the tactile pavements
Create wheelchair ramps
Lowering of pavements
Enlargement of pavements
Removal of architectonic barriers
Launch of accessibility plans planned
Create useful tool for people with reduced mobility planned
Create shared space roads with pavement and road on the same level, for accesibility purposes. Especially, in the old town where the existing road network is narrow.
New forms of vehicle use and ownership
Responsible car-use (eco-driving etc) planned
Use of clean vehicles planned
Charging points for electric vehicles planned
Freight distribution
New regulations for freight distribution planned
Use of clean vehicles planned
Create new platforms for freight transfer
Introducing cargo bikes
we participate to a Horizon program, Smartshare which is about transferring goods via public transport (in their empty space).
Mobility management
Adoption of workplace travel plans planned
Adoption of school travel plans planned
Create/establish mobility centers and on-line information services (eg travel planner)
Launch of awareness-raising campaigns planned
Elaboration of educational materials planned
Development of travel plans / mobility plans in consultation with local stakeholders planned
Permanent access restriction to city centres
Development of systems and equipment for measuring air quality in public places
Organisation of regular fora or surveys on public opinions and ideas
Implementation of an updated Nicosia's SUMP, which include and the proposal for a bus corridor (bus lanes network in Nicosia) and also the development of travel plans / mobility plans in consultation
Further info
Makariou III Avenue and Anastasiou Leventi street, on October, as a permanent measure, will be use as an access only roads for buses, taxis and other permit holders (e.g. residents, emergency purposes, suppliers, municipal services)

Car-free day Car-free day

Nicosia carries out a Car-Free Day 2022 and closes off one or more streets to traffic, and opens it to pedestrians, cyclists and public transport.

Zone opened to residents on Car-Free Day:
Konstantinou Palaiologou and Rigainis streets