Participating towns and cities

CroatiaBiograd na Moru, Croatia

5.500 inhabitants
Ivana Mikulić
Trg Kralja Tomislava 5
23210 Biograd Biograd na Moru
(++385) 91 4 755 886
Biograd na Moru already registered 2x for EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK in: 2009 2003

Participation 2009

Activities within the week Activities within the week

Biograd na Moru organises activities during EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK 2009, taking into account the annual theme.

All week
Considering the fact that better climate in town and series of actions regarding it, cannot be implemented in the town over night, we have decided to focus most of our activities primarily on children in this town (including their parents, as well), hoping that we can raise awareness of people regarding their health and safety while staying or living in the City of Biograd na Moru. The main action aims at educating children about traffic regulations and behavior in the street that relates to lectures of the traffic policeman for the lower grades in the primary school in Biograd. Students in higher grades are involved in journalistic work - they have to make a survey about the public opinion regarding the traffic and people`s safety and to ask the Mayor the questions during the Radio BnM direct broadcasting that were written by the citizens and put in the VOX POPULI BOX. Kindergarten from Biograd is also involved in the action and children will make their drawings and other creative work regarding the theme and all of which will be displayed in the center of the city at the small children`s exhibition. Children end their activities with a music parade and slogans, all dressed in white and with a main sign - "Biograd na Moru - White City", regarding its cleanliness and healthy life without polluted air. There will also be a dance show pointing out that it is much better to move, to dance, to walk, to use the body, rather than machines, in order to do something or to go somewhere.
Other citizens will be able to get a free bicycle repair and small tokens of appreciation (for instance, mobile phones bands) if they use a bicycle in the hours when the city promenade is closed for other traffic (every day from 15:00-20:00) due to European Mobility Week. The center will be dedicated to the cause, with a display of children works, booths that will promote health (energy efficacy, healthy products, health magazines, display of an old timer bicycle etc.), plants will be planted in order to symbolically increase the oxygen level in the town, sports will take place and bicycle race with an award for the winner- a bicycle that will in the end unite older and younger generation because the reception of the competitors will include older generation walk down the beach and they will all be welcomed with healthy food on the beach- water, fish and vegetables.

Permanent measures Permanent measures

Biograd na Moru 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
closing down the promenade in the center June, July and August with a free passage for bicycles
Create or enlarge pedestrian streets
Extension or creation of new greenways
Traffic calming and access control scheme
Reduction of outside parking zones
Mobility management
Launch of awareness-raising campaigns
Elaboration of educational materials
Permanent access restriction to city centres
Organisation of regular fora or surveys on public opinions and ideas

Car-free day Car-free day

Biograd na Moru 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:
Zone that will completely be prohibited for cars every day from 15:00 - 20:00 is the center part surrounding the City Administration, coffee shops and hotels along the promenade in the coastal zone where usually cars are parked and where there is a thick traffic every day. The traffic will be redirected. During the parade even another part will be closed down for traffic enabling the children a safe passage while making a circle around peninsula and city center.