Participating towns and cities

Greece Πάτρα (Patras) , Greece

200.000 inhabitants
Europe Direct Patra, Region of Western Greece
Evaggelia Athanasopoulou
NEO Patron - Athinon 32
(++30) 2613613604
Πάτρα (Patras) already registered 6x for EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK in: 2018 2017 2016 2013 2012 2008

Participation 2012

Activities within the week Activities within the week

Πάτρα (Patras) organises activities during EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK 2012, taking into account the annual theme.

All week
1. ΗΕΑR AND PAINT: Children paint for the Environmental Movement
2. WALK AND GO SCHOOL: Elementary Students walking home from school and return
3. BREATHS PATRA: Students choose the Park or Square will adopt. Planting flowers and plants, creating volunteer groups monitoring.
4. MY OWN BIKE TO SCHOOL: Pilot for secure bicycle parking at the High School.
5. Route ECOCITY: Route dedicated to freedom of movement of citizens
6. CENTER CITY FULL OF LIFE: High Street Pedestrianisation of Patras.
7. CONFERENCE ON THE MOVE IN PATRA: Placements and proposals for upgrading urban mobility
8. WALKING IN THE CITY: Browse central locations - link to the story.
9. CAR-FREE DAY: Participation in the European Campaign for the Car Free Day.
10. ALWAYS ON SUNDAY: bike ride and celebration for closing ECOMOBILITY WEEK.

Permanent measures Permanent measures

Πάτρα (Patras) 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
Develop public bicycle hiring and sharing systems
Improvement of bicycle facilities (parking, locks etc)
Improvement of infrastructure (new foot bridges, pavements, road crossings, zebra crossings etc)
Extension or creation of new greenways
Public transport services
Use of ecological vehicles for public transport fleets
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
Removal of architectonic barriers
Launch of accessibility plans
Create useful tool for people with reduced mobility
New forms of vehicle use and ownership
Launch of online car-pooling and car-sharing schemes
Responsible car-use (eco-driving etc)
Use of clean vehicles
Freight distribution
New regulations for freight distribution
Use of clean vehicles
Mobility management
Adoption of workplace travel plans
Adoption of school travel plans
Launch of awareness-raising campaigns
Elaboration of educational materials
Development of travel plans / mobility plans in consultation with local stakeholders
Provision of incentives and bonuses to employers
Permanent access restriction to city centres
Launch of seamless transport modes to facilitate access to business areas or other social areas
Organisation of regular fora or surveys on public opinions and ideas

Car-free day Car-free day

Πάτρα (Patras) carries out a Car-Free Day 2012 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:
CENTER CITY FULL OF LIFE: High Street Pedestrianisation of Patras.
Pilot operation plan of the city center without a car, except transportation and taxi. Prepare the area to be excluded from private cars in three days 20 to 22 September. Plan time for supply outlets located in the path. Support people traveling by public transport and cycling. Cultural activities for the weekend with a call for street performances in musical groups and choirs of the city. Artistic interventions and events on footpaths. Incentives to citizens by merchants for purchases "subsidized" (eg sending home, taxi vouchers, etc.). Care to prevent accidents "fortification bus lanes for public transport and taxi