Participants

Contact & Activities

Participating city

Tirana
780.531 inhabitants

Local contact

Environmental Policies and Education Department
Redi Vigani
''Ded Gjo Luli'' str. No. 4, 1001, Tirana
++355 672127350

Participation 2019

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
16 September
During the EUROPEAN MOBILITY WEEK 2019, the Municipality of Tirana has planned activities all week, based on the 2019’s theme 'Safe Walking and Cycling'. On 16 September, at 18.00 at ''Reja'', the meeting will focus on the safety of pedestrians and cyclists, guiding and advising them on the rules of pedestrian and bicycle traffic.

The activities will also promote:
1. The map of public transport in Tirana
2. The map of bike lanes in Tirana
3. Cyclist ''street codes'' and rules
17 September
“Bike Fair” at ‘’Skanderbeg’’ square, from 09.00 - 13.00.
18 September
Outdoor activities organized at the Artificial Lake park.
19 September
''Bike to Work'' initiative will be launched at the Municipal Council of Tirana at 11.00 AM.
20 September
''Bike race'' at ''Dëshmorët e Kombit'' boulevard, at 10.30.
21 September
Tourist visit at Petrela. Departure at 09.30 with public transport.
22 September
Activities will culminate on 22 September with 'Car-Free Day', restricting the traffic on the streets of the city, turning them in recreational space for pedestrians and bike users.
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)
  • Launch of free-floating bike-sharing schemes
Public transport services
  • Use of ecological vehicles for public transport fleets
  • Development of new technologies to improve public transport
New forms of vehicle use and ownership
  • Charging points for electric vehicles
Participation in related EU initiatives:
  • The Covenant of Mayors (as signatory)
  • The CIVITAS Initiative (as signatory)