Participating towns and cities

LithuaniaVilnius, Lithuania

615.242 inhabitants
Morta Bičkauskaitė
Žolyno g. 15
10209 Vilnius
(++370) 64110007

Participation 2007

Activities within the week Activities within the week

Vilnius organises activities during EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK 2007, taking into account the annual theme.

All week
1. "Mobility week" (16-22 September)
1.1. The transportation inspection of exhaust gas level in Vilnius city;
It is meant to check the level of exhaust gas concentration. The Ecology and Offence prevention division of Public order office and the Vilnius city agency division of Vilnius region environment protection department will survey the exhaust gas level in the most problematic places.

1.2. Preventive safe traffic action " Safe streets for people";
Traffic observation office will organise preventive safe traffic means near by the various education institutions, i.e. how people keep the rules of the road, do they fasten their children on the way to school, do they use special seats, adjusted to person's hight and weight.

1.3. "To school on bike";
Vilnius Healthy City Bureau will promote the schoolchildren and other citizens to take bicycles or public transport on their way to school or job. During this action students will survey the number of schoolchildren that come to their schools on bicycles.

1.4. Campaign "Passangers and public transport";
Public transportation public company "Susisiekimo paslaugos" will organise the following actions:
- the capacity of people in one square meter;
- the drag of autobus;
- the blocking of automobile thruster;
- relay-race "Catch the rabbit";
- relay-race "Ticket marking".

2. International European day "In town without my car" (22nd September)
2.1. Community feast in the Municipality square
During the feats there will be figurative cycling contest, race, little ones cycling contest, the contest of safe traffic in street, childen and youth drawing contest.

Permanent measures Permanent measures

Vilnius 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)
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
Create the tactile pavements
Lowering of pavements
Enlargement of pavements
Elaboration of sound devices in traffic lights
Launch of accessibility plans
Create useful tool for people with reduced mobility
New forms of vehicle use and ownership
Responsible car-use (eco-driving etc)
Use of clean vehicles
Freight distribution
New regulations for freight distribution
Use of clean vehicles
Create new platforms for freight transfer
Mobility management
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

Car-free day Car-free day

Vilnius carries out a Car-Free Day 2007 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:
Municipality square and Gediminas avennue - the central street of Vilnius city, where different actions will take place.