Participating towns and cities

Greece Χερσονήσος (Hersonisos) , Greece

53.337 inhabitants
Planning, Development & Internal Audit Department EU Projects
Eftichia Andrianou
Gournes, 70014
Heraklion, Crete, Greece Χερσονήσος
+30 281 3 404 661
Χερσονήσος (Hersonisos) already registered 4x for EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK in: 2019 2017 2016 2011

Participation 2011

Activities within the week Activities within the week

Χερσονήσος (Hersonisos) organises activities during EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK 2011, taking into account the annual theme.

All week
The motto during the Mobility Week in Hersonissos that focuses on Alternative Mobility will be “I protect the environment – I improve my life”. The proposed actions are aiming at promoting alternative, sustainable mobility:
1. Promotion of walking benefits in health, society, environment and economy.
2. Projection of the historical importance of walking rallies for protest and expression of social demands.
3. Walking tours through designated routes.
4. Promotion of bicycle use.
5. Promotion of low-carbon emission vehicles.

Permanent measures Permanent measures

Χερσονήσος (Hersonisos) 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
Promote bicycle use
Create or enlarge pedestrian streets
Traffic calming and access control scheme
Speed reduction programmes in zones near schools
New traffic regulations: traffic circulation and parking
Enlargement of pavements
Launch of accessibility plans
New forms of vehicle use and ownership
Use of clean vehicles
Mobility management
Launch of awareness-raising campaigns
Elaboration of educational materials
Organisation of regular fora or surveys on public opinions and ideas

Car-free day Car-free day

Χερσονήσος (Hersonisos) carries out a Car-Free Day 2011 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:
1. The car-restricted zone will be the Agias Paraskevis road, that is adjacent to the port in Hersonissos, a road with immense tourist influx during the summer period (April to October
2. Following Local Board Resolution of Hersonissos village, car entrance has been restricted at the main road of the village between 19:00 and 23:00 for the period 15th May to 15th October.
3. Following Resolution from the Life Quality Commission, car parking has been restricted from the village square of Avdou.