Participating towns and cities

Bosnia and HerzegovinaBanja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina

180.053 inhabitants
Department of Traffic and Roads
Mladen Milaković
Urban Mobility Coordinator
Trg srpskih vladara 1
78 000 Banja Luka
Bosnia and Herzegovina
+387 65 847 116

Participation 2009

Activities within the week Activities within the week

Banja Luka organises activities during EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK 2009, taking into account the annual theme.

All week
Organized by City authorities:
- Na Dan bez automobila obustavićemo saobraćaj u glavnoj gradskoj saobraćajnici u samom centru grada od 11 do 14 časova. Angažovaćemo institu za građevinarstvo da u tom periodu obavi mjerenje aerozagađenja i da ga uporedi sa istim u terminu narednog dana, postavićemo improvizoni poligon za obuku djece u saobraćaju, predškolskog i školskog uzrasta i tog dana pojačati obuku uz prigodne poklone najmlađim banjalučanima. Istovremeno djeci banjalučkih vrtića omogućićemo da na glavnoj saobraćajnici crtaju na temu saobraćaja i sl.

Organized by Center for Environment:
- 16-22.09. - Organized foto exhibition called "Thru life on the Bicycle". Story about bicycle as a mean of transportation in our city thru years with some important tips for cyclists and other useful information to encourage people to use bicycle.
- 20.09. - Organized bike ride called "Two wheels enough" which is supposed to gather as much as possible cyclists to form critical mass, after which we organized DJ Party + Screenenig bike short movies.
- 22.09. - Srcreening film "Live Bicycle", - story about World Critical mass that has been held on 2006 in Rome, Italy. After film we had discussion about transport problems in our city.
- Thru promotional material we reached quite number of citizens with informations about European Mobility Week and the main theme of this year plus sction "In towm without my car" (World Carfree Day).
- With strong media support we succeed to inform big number of citizens as well as inhabitants in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
- Cooperating with other registered cities and NGO's who organized celebration of European Mobility Week and In Town Without My Car.

Permanent measures Permanent measures

Banja Luka 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)
Improvement of infrastructure (new foot bridges, pavements, road crossings, zebra crossings etc)
Public transport services
Development of new technologies to improve public transport
The development of accessible transport services for all
Traffic calming and access control scheme
Speed reduction programmes in zones near schools
New traffic regulations: traffic circulation and parking
Create wheelchair ramps
Elaboration of sound devices in traffic lights
Removal of architectonic barriers
Mobility management
Launch of awareness-raising campaigns
Elaboration of educational materials

Car-free day Car-free day

Banja Luka 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:
City authorities closed traffic in the main street Kralja Petra I Karadjordjevica for all motor vehicles, from 11am till 14pm on 22.09.