Participating towns and cities

GreeceThessaloniki, Greece

317.778 inhabitants
Sector of Transportation Planning/ Dpt. of Sustainable Mobility
Fenia Avramidou
20 Gianni Chalkidi str.
54249 Thessaloniki
(++30) 2313318321
Thessaloniki already registered 13x for EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK in: 2022 2021 2017 2016 2015 2014 2012 2011 2010 2007 2006 2005 2002

Participation 2011

Activities within the week Activities within the week

Thessaloniki organises activities during EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK 2011, taking into account the annual theme.

All week
The mobility week will be announced by the municipal radio and TV. The mayor will announce the events and demonstrate the city's effort to promote the sustainable mobility concept at a press conference.
A rotating traffic restriction plan will be applied to three regional centers of the city.
The center of the city itself, will be restricted for private cars for 7 hours on the 22nd of September.
Three new pedestrian streets were created in 2011, two pedestrian areas are expanded and improved, a one-kilometer bicycle lane is being removed from the pedestrian sidewalk on the main seaside avenue of the city and it takes the place of one traffic lane instead.

Permanent measures Permanent measures

Thessaloniki 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)
Create or enlarge pedestrian streets

Car-free day Car-free day

Thessaloniki 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:
A rotating plan of traffic restrictions will be implemented on the 19th, 20th, 21st and 22nd of September. For the first three days, two regional centers per day will close one street of commercial and social importance each, to all traffic for several hours. Two of the most important regional streets, Vafopoulou and Archaelogikou Mouseou, will be closed for all day long. On the 22nd, the whole center of the city (720.000 sq. meters, 180 acres) will close for private cars for 7 hours (starting at 15:00, including several working hours for the market that closes at 20:30).