Participating towns and cities

Greecekyparissia, Greece

27.000 inhabitants
Panagiotis Tsigganos
Dimarheiou 2, Kyparissia
24500 Kyparissia kyparissia
(++30) 2761360743
kyparissia already registered 1x for EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK in: 2014

Participation 2014

Activities within the week Activities within the week

kyparissia organises activities during EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK 2014, taking into account the annual theme.

All week
- Speeches, posters and brochures
- Bicycle and walking tours in the city
- Athletic events
- Cultural events
- Transformation of parking lots into green areas
- Road closures near primary schools
- Campaign "In Town Without My Car!"

Permanent measures Permanent measures

kyparissia 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)
Develop public bicycle hiring and sharing systems
Improvement of bicycle facilities (parking, locks etc)
Create or enlarge pedestrian streets
Improvement of infrastructure (new foot bridges, pavements, road crossings, zebra crossings etc)
Extension or creation of new greenways
Public transport services
Improvement and extension of the public transport network (creation of HOV lanes for public transport modes, new stops, new lines, reserved areas etc)
Improvement and extension of the public transport services (express services, increase frequency etc)
Use of ecological vehicles for public transport fleets
Development of new technologies to improve public transport
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
Elaboration of new residential areas
Create the tactile pavements
Create wheelchair ramps
Lowering of pavements
Enlargement of pavements
Elaboration of sound devices in traffic lights
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
Create new platforms for freight transfer
Mobility management
Adoption of workplace travel plans
Adoption of school travel plans
Create/establish mobility centers and on-line information services (eg travel planner)
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
Create systems for buses and walking trains
Development of systems and equipment for measuring air quality in public places
Organisation of regular fora or surveys on public opinions and ideas

Car-free day Car-free day

kyparissia carries out a Car-Free Day 2014 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:
Most of the streets in the historical city centre are restricted to private car, due to their width and the presence of stairs.
Moreover, several streets in the city centre have been reformed to pedestrian streets: in the historical centre, near the city's central square, the main shopping street, etc.
The aforementioned streets create a wide network of pedestrian streets, connecting the castle, the historical centre, the shopping area, the central square and the park to the port and the seaside of the city.