Participating towns and cities

Croatia Zagreb (City of Zagreb) , Croatia

779.145 inhabitants
City Office for Economy, Environmental Sustainability and Strategic Planning
Nina Mia Čikeš
Trg Stjepana Radića 1
10000 Zagreb
(++385) 1 658 5925

Participation 2009

Activities within the week Activities within the week

Zagreb (City of Zagreb) organises activities during EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK 2009, taking into account the annual theme.

All week
1. Press conference
2. Educating pupils in elementary schools on climate changes and EMW (61 000 students)
3. Presentation of the project 'Vrtić na kotačima' ('Kindergarden on Wheels') – eco kindergarten (Mobile kindergarten in a specially custom and fitted bus that allows children to spend time on different locations and learnt about different ecological themes through direct contact with nature, in addition to standard kindergarten programmes)
4. Educating children about safety in traffic
5. Educating on mobility of disabled persons
6. Demonstration of public transportation accessibility to disabled persons and mobility impaired persons
7. Presentation of natural cosmetics and concoctions for protection of health, UV protection, and other
8. Medical measuring and examinations (measuring blood pressure, spirometry, densitometry, weigh measuring, mole inspection, and other)
9. Exhibition of pupils’ art work made in eco workshops
10. The art of recycling
11. Enhanced control of observing traffic regulations which prioritise public transportation, such as ‘’yellow lanes’’
12. Children taking a promotional ride in public transportation vehicle
13. Education and visits organised for kindergarten and elementary and secondary school children to locations with different ecological programmes
• Institute of Public Health 'Dr. Andrija Štampar'
• Ecological estate Vukomerić – permaculture
• Recycling facility Kuniščak
• Meteorological and Hydrological Service
• The Bundek Lake
• The Črnomerec Creek
• The Zrinjevac Greenery
• Radovan Petrović Manufacture – manufacturing honey bee products
• Water treatment facility
14. 'Mali uče velike' (‘The Little Teach Adults’) - kindergarten children educate persons living at retirement homes about importance of healthy and ecological living
15. Ecological shows for children and townspeople
16. Conferences, round tables and presentations
• Sustainable development of traffic – air quality improvement
• Sustainable mobility in Zagreb
• New system of passengers’ registration – e-ticketing
• Public promotion of video handbook for energy efficiency
• Establishment of public transportation precedence
• Management of mobility for big companies/institutions
• Delivery of goods to city centre
• Public bicycle as part of public city traffic in Zagreb
• Presentation of the pilot project: Waste separation system
• Discussion on importance of using bio waste
• Presentation of conducted survey on saving and renewable energy sources
• Report of the children’s eco patrol on the condition and quality of the Črnomerec Creek
• Congestion charging
• Traffic and environmental protection in the City of Zagreb
17. Presentation of eco-friendly vehicles
18. ZEGEVEGE festival – sustainable living festival
19. Distribution of eco-friendly bags
20. Presentation of the eco diaper
21. Replacing old light bulbs with energy saving eco light bulbs at educational institutions
22. Men's Health Urban Challenge – The City Adventure
23. Sport and recreation at Bundek Lake
24. Promotion of solar boats and eco-friendly boats
25. Mobility of disabled persons -theme park
26. Promotion of pathway on the Sava River embankment (4 km)
27. CIVITAS ELAN FORUM – mobility info spot
28. Cross competition for primary school children
29. 'Snail Race' – children with developmental difficulties driving on bicycles
30. Zagrebačka Žbica (Zagreb Spoke) – mass bicycle ride through city centre to Bundek Lake
31. Staza zdravlja 'Bliznec' (Bliznec Health Path)– a stroll in the forest path with educational boards on health prevention and importance of mobility
32. Demonstration of measuring devices for air quality for kindergartens and school children
33. Demonstration and promotion of Zagreb public transportation clean- fuel vehicle (low – floor tram and bus) accessible to all citizens as citizens choice closely related with reduction of the traffic jam and air pollution
34. Eco & sustainable transport education for citizens through media – TV spot, press articles, radio shows
35. New bicycle map of Zagreb distribution to citizens
36. Promoting EMW to Croatian cities – The City of Zagreb builds up a network of Croatian cities joining EMW

Permanent measures Permanent measures

Zagreb (City of Zagreb) 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)
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
Increasing parking fees in the center and cheaper parking spaces at the edges, enlargement of the parking fees area
Create the tactile pavements
Create wheelchair ramps
Lowering of pavements
Enlargement of pavements
Elaboration of sound devices in traffic lights
Removal of architectonic barriers
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
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
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
Further info

1. Improvement of bicycle network
2. City bike project
3. Improvement of bicycle facilities (parking, locks, etc.)


4. Improvement of infrastructure (new footbridges, pavements, road
5. crossings, zebra crossings, lighting, etc.)
6. Extension or creation of new Greenways
7. Increasing the number of new children playgrounds


8. Improvement and extension of the public transport network (new stops, new lines, etc.).
9. Improvement and extension of the public transport services
10. New digital time displays on bus and tram stops
11. E-ticketing
12. Free use of public transportation for various groups of citizens
13. Use of ecological vehicles for public transport fleets
14. Development of accessible transport services for all


15. Speed reduction programmes near schools
16. Reduction of outside parking zones
17. Creation of Park & Ride stations
18. New parking regulation - Increasing parking fees in the center and cheaper parking spaces at the edges, enlargement of the parking fees area
19. Closing down the 'old town' for traffic and parking


20. Creation of tactile pavements
21. Creation of wheelchair ramps
22. Lowering of pavements
23. Enlargement of pavements
24. Fitting of sound devices in traffic lights
25. Removal of architectural barriers
26. Creation of useful facilities for people with reduced mobility


27. Responsible car use (eco-driving, etc.)
28. Use of clean vehicles


29. Implementation of school travel plans (school buses)
30. Creation of mobility centres and online information services


31. City Program of protection and improving the quality of air in the City of Zagreb for the period 2008. to 2012.
32. City Program of health protection from climate changes
33. Network for monitoring air quality in the area of the City of Zagreb


34. The City of Zagreb was coordinator of Croatian cities preparation for European mobility week - The City of Zagreb provided organisational and logistic help for Croatian Cities

Car-free day Car-free day

Zagreb (City of Zagreb) carries out a Car-Free Day 2009 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:
Totally 6 km of streets in the city center will be closed for traffic and turned to pedestrian zone (500.000 m2). The traditional manifestation 'Zbica'of Bicycle Assosiation will be held during which a large number of bike riders drive in a procession through the center of the city.