Participating towns and cities

Greece Πάτρα (Patras) , Greece

200.000 inhabitants
Europe Direct Patra, Region of Western Greece
Evaggelia Athanasopoulou
NEO Patron - Athinon 32
(++30) 2613613604
Πάτρα (Patras) already registered 6x for EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK in: 2018 2017 2016 2013 2012 2008

Participation 2008

Activities within the week Activities within the week

Πάτρα (Patras) organises activities during EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK 2008, taking into account the annual theme.

All week
-Distribution of information leaflets for the sustainable mobility week in the schools of the city,
-Provision of bikes during the entire week,
-Function of bike-roads in the city center,
-Demonstration of one solar and one electrical car,
-Scientific conference,
-Closing of the city centre,
-Events in the city center with the participation of students from the schools and other institutions of the city.

Permanent measures Permanent measures

Πάτρα (Patras) 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)
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)
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
Create wheelchair ramps
Elaboration of sound devices in traffic lights
Removal of architectonic barriers
Launch of accessibility plans
Create useful tool for people with reduced mobility
Freight distribution
New regulations for freight distribution
Mobility management
Launch of awareness-raising campaigns
Elaboration of educational materials
Development of travel plans / mobility plans in consultation with local stakeholders
Create systems for buses and walking trains

Car-free day Car-free day

Πάτρα (Patras) carries out a Car-Free Day 2008 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:
Closing of the city centre in the private cars and the cars of professional use on Saturday 20th of September for 6 hours and the locomotion of citizens in this area will become with urban buses free of charge, bicycles and pedestrians