Participating towns and cities

Bosnia and HerzegovinaBijeljina, Bosnia and Herzegovina

114.700 inhabitants
Section for Local Economic Development and European Integration
Ankica Todorovic
Trg Kralja Petra I Karadjordjevica 1
76300 Bijeljina
(++387) 55 233 132
Bijeljina already registered 6x for EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK in: 2023 2022 2021 2020 2019 2010

Participation 2023

Activities within the week Activities within the week

Bijeljina organises activities during EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK 2023, taking into account the annual theme.

All week
The city of Bijeljina has planned public events and activities every day during the period 16 – 22 September 2023.

Raising awareness about the importance of sustainable urban mobility and getting feedback and suggestions from the citizens through surveys will be conducted every day throughout the EMW.

The EMW 2023 opening will be marked by an “open air” press conference, at which city officials will present the EMW agenda, invite citizens to join activities, emphasize the importance of SUM and inform what the city has done so far on implementation of the SUMP.
This will be followed by the organization of the event “Fitness for kids” in the city park.

On 17 Sep, the event “20 for health” will gather bicycle fans who will participate in the 20+ km bike tour, rest in a local green oasis where they will receive information about the 2023 EMW topic and importance of SUM.

School age kids will have the opportunity to learn more about traffic rules when riding a bike, through a polygon which will be put up on 18 Sep in the main square in the city center, where they will practice.

The 19 Sep will remind on the importance of inclusion, based on the LNOB (Leave no one behind) principle, when children with and without disabilities will jointly participate in sports and recreation activities, which will be organized for them in the city park.

Citizens will be provided the opportunity to exercise with a professional fitness trainer in the main city center street (Fitness for adults), which shall be closed for car traffic during the period 16 – 22 Sep from 5 PM, while on 22 Sep it will be closed for car traffic 24 hours (car-free day).

Secondary school students will organize a workshop for primary school students on 21 Sep, at which they will learn about the benefits of active ways of moving, traffic security and how they can contribute to saving energy.

The 2023 EMW will close on 22 Sep with the public event “Roll up”, at which pre-school, primary and secondary school age children will gather with their roller skates and scooters, competing in different age groups and promoting active ways of moving.

On behalf of the city of Bijeljina, all activities / events are organized by the Section for Local Economic Development and European Integration in cooperation with relevant internal Departments and external partners from the private, public and NGO sector.
22 September
Car - free day

Permanent measures Permanent measures

Bijeljina 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) planned
Develop public bicycle hiring and sharing systems planned
Improvement of bicycle facilities (parking, locks etc)
Installation of charging points for e-bikes planned
Launch of free-floating bike-sharing schemes planned
Create or enlarge pedestrian streets planned
Improvement of infrastructure (new foot bridges, pavements, road crossings, zebra crossings etc) planned
Extension or creation of new greenways planned
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) planned
Improvement and extension of the public transport services (express services, increase frequency etc) planned
Use of ecological vehicles for public transport fleets planned
Development of new technologies to improve public transport planned
Launch of integrated services for the various public transport modes planned
The development of accessible transport services for all planned
Traffic calming and access control scheme
Speed reduction programmes in zones near schools planned
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 planned
Introduction or expansion of Urban Vehicle Access Regulation Scheme planned
Create the tactile pavements planned
Create wheelchair ramps planned
Lowering of pavements
Enlargement of pavements planned
Elaboration of sound devices in traffic lights planned
Removal of architectonic barriers planned
Launch of accessibility plans planned
Create useful tool for people with reduced mobility planned
New forms of vehicle use and ownership
Launch of online car-pooling and car-sharing schemes planned
Responsible car-use (eco-driving etc) planned
Use of clean vehicles planned
Charging points for electric vehicles
Mobility as a Service (MaaS) planned
Testing automated vehicles planned
Freight distribution
New regulations for freight distribution planned
Use of clean vehicles planned
Create new platforms for freight transfer planned
Introducing cargo bikes planned
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) planned
Launch of awareness-raising campaigns planned
Elaboration of educational materials planned
Development of travel plans / mobility plans in consultation with local stakeholders planned
Provision of incentives and bonuses to employers planned
Permanent access restriction to city centres planned
Launch of seamless transport modes to facilitate access to business areas or other social areas planned
Create systems for buses and walking trains planned
Development of systems and equipment for measuring air quality in public places
Organisation of regular fora or surveys on public opinions and ideas planned
Further info
During 2022, the city of Bijeljina has implemented the following permanent measures:

1. The construction of a pedestrian zone and arrangement of a plateau with urban furniture and accompanying contents (decorative lighting, horticultural landscaping of the street, benches and trash cans) in Patrijarha Pavla Street in the center of Bijeljina, in the length of 250 m, directly connecting to the city park - intended primarily for pedestrians, walking and rest.

2. Reconstruction of one part of Stefana Dečanskog Street in the length of 400 m - a pedestrian and bicycle lane, including a green belt with trees, was built on both sides, which did not exist before. The whole street is 2.500 m long and its complete reconstruction shall be implemented by 2024.

3. 10 bicycle parking stands (50 parking lots) were placed in 6 public locations, which amounts a total of 230 parking lots more than 4 years ago.

Car-free day Car-free day

Bijeljina carries out a Car-Free Day 2023 and closes off one or more streets to traffic, and opens it to pedestrians, cyclists and public transport.