Participating towns and cities

Republic of North Macedonia Skopje (City of Skopje) , Republic of North Macedonia

506.926 inhabitants
Department of environment protection
Nikola Jovanovski
bul.Ilinden 82
1000 Skopje
(++389) 70-335-219
Skopje (City of Skopje) already registered 12x for EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK in: 2021 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2011 2006 2005 2002

Participation 2015

Activities within the week Activities within the week

Skopje (City of Skopje) organises activities during EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK 2015, taking into account the annual theme.

All week
City of Skopje – EUROPEAN MOBILITY WEEK 2015
16. – 22.09.2015

Previous activities:
13.09.2015 (Sunday)
Vozi pravo – vozi zdravo (Drive well – drive safe)
Stopanska Banka, as an example of a socially responsible company, organized a revue race with gifts and a music event, as well as virtual riding and "collection" of kilometres passed to raise funds for the construction of a bicycle path with road signs and traffic lights for the purpose of training children and its subsequent donation to the City of Skopje.

14.09.2015 (Monday)
Resilient Skopje
First workshop for students in secondary schools of the City of Skopje within the project for urban resilience to disasters and impacts of climate change, by applying the Foresight methodology.

15.09.2015 (Tuesday)
Identifying opportunities for climate change mitigation in the City of Skopje
Workshop for the local administration (City of Skopje, municipalities in the City of Skopje and public enterprises of the city of Skopje) on modeling the identified measures to mitigate climate change by experts within the current project for the development of a Strategy on climate change.

EMW 2015:

1. day: 16.09.2015 (Wednesday)

• Opening of EMW 2015 in the Hall of sessions of the City of Skopje, 10:00-11: 30
• Signing of the admission to the EMW by the Mayor
• Presentation of the prepared GHG inventory for the city of Skopje
• Presentation of the current international UNDP project for urban resilience to disasters and impacts of climate change, in which the City of Skopje is an active participant
• Promotion of the ongoing projects of the City of Skopje in the field of air protection (Plan for improving ambient air quality for the agglomeration of the Skopje region and Integrated cadastre of pollutants of the city of Skopje) by the developer Tehnolab, Skopje
• Promoting the project Cycling to work by the cement factory USJE,
• Publication of competitions within the EMW 2015:
- Art competition for secondary school students on the topic "I ride a bike, I protect the ozone layer"
- Selection of the oldest bike, which is still functional
- Selection of the best decorated bike
- Selection of the most beautiful and most functional design of parking for bicycles
• Promotion of the activities of the City of Skopje in EMW 2015 through social networks,
• Facebook page of the City of Skopje EMW 2015

2. day: 17.09.2015 (Thursday)
• Free transport to all reading a book in the bus during the day, JSP ticket con trollers award free tickets to all who read during the bus ride.
• Presentation of the Action plan for improvinng the bicycle infrastracture in Skopje, EU Info centre, 09:00-10:30
• Traffic polygon ASUC, all-day event in the traffic school center (training on traffic rules and signs, exercises with bikes, racing, electric bicycles, etc.).
• Partnership for traffic safety, Eco Logic, the EU Info Centre, 11:00-13:00
• Training for traffic rules for children of primary schools in the municipality of Butel, 10:00-11:00
• Promotion of the AVL system of JSP (electronic cards and positioning of the buses in real time) and its connection to the "Green Routhe" of the City of Skopje, 12:00-13:00
• Workshop for students of secondary schools of the City of Skopje in the project for urban resilience to disasters and impacts of climate change, by applying the Foresight methodology, UNDP 10:00 – 12:00
• Shell in sound, musical event, 7 bands will be performing on the event (Nate & Sons, Zmajovi, Decibell, Cosmic Frequencies, Kanta, The Dunwich Horror, Hills of Eternity), playing covers of foreign and domestic alternative rock music along with own original songs. The participants of the event range from 15 to 19 years of age, City park, 20:00-24:00

3. day: 18.09.2015 (Friday)
Technical faculties campus, 09:00-17:00, with NGOs Electromobility
• Expo for electric and hybrid vehicles, participation of auto showrooms with electric and hybrid vehicles, vehicles converted from internal combustion engine to electric propulsion homologated and registered, companies representatives of electric vehicle chargers etc.
• Electric polygon, training for driving electric vehicles, electric bicycles and electric mopeds for pupils of primary schools 09:00-10:00
• Press conference for electric and hybrid vehicles, 10:30
• Workshop on electromobility (lecturers from the country and abroad, experiences of those who have made the conversion, etc.), 12:00-13:00
• Conference (lectures by foreign and domestic experts and MEPSO (smart networks and electric vehicles)

Skopje City Mall
• Opening of the Balkans Bike Festival 2015, 18:30-24:00 Mountain Bike Club Oxygen
- Exhibitions, Savage Skills UK London Freestyle
- BMX qualifying competition,
- Training FMB World Tour Silver Event
- Entertainment activities
- Bicycle Fair

4. day: 19.09.2015 (Saturday)
• Bicycle Marathon, beginning at the quay of Vardar to the top of Mount Vodno, on a dirt road, 08:00-12:00,
• FMB World Tour qualifications, Balkan Bike Festival, Skopje City Mall, 10:00-14:00,
• Mothers speak and walk through the park, City Park, 10:00-11:00,
• Yoga class, City Park, 11:00-12:00,
• Children cycling school, Skopje City Mall, 12:00-13:00,
• Trophy of the City of Skopje, bicycle race, Bicycle Federation of Macedonia, Skopje Fortress, 13:00-18:00
• Macedonia BMX final competition, Balkan Bike Festival, Skopje City Mall, 14:00-16:00
• Fun events (slow race, photos, presentations), Skopje City Mall, 17:00-19:00
• FMB World Tour Silver finals, Balkan Bike Festival, 19:00-21:00
• Entertainment, Skopje City Mall, 21:00-24:00

5. day: 20.09.2015 (Sunday)
• Children MTB Race, Mount Vodno, 09:30-10:30
• Revue street race, small Skopje Marathon, running 5km within the EMW from Macedonia Square through the city center, 09:00-10:00
• Fun activities with bikes for all generations, Skopje City Mall, 10:00-16:00
• MTB UCI XCO C2 race, Balkan Bike Festival, top of Mount Vodno, 11:00-16:00
• Picnic at Skopje Fortress, DJ, 18:00-21:00

6. day: 21.09.2015 (Monday)
• Working picnic on Mount Vodno (cleaning, landscaping, painting, socializing, members of the City Council of the City of Skopje, administration, students, citizens, NGOs), 10:00-17:00
• Workshop for the City administration and public enterprises of the City of Skopje within the project for urban resilience to disasters and impacts of climate change, by applying the Foresight methodology, UNDP, 12:00
• Promotion of the project of the City of Skopje for the construction of bicycle paths, on the field, 18:00-19:00
• Rollerblading at the plateau by the fountain in the City Park (entertainment, education, games), 19:00-21:00

7. day: 22.09.2015 (Tuesday)
Moto: In the city without my car
• Bicycle parade, 10km from Gate Macedonia to the roundabout in Vlae and back, 10:00-11:00
• Event at the stage Shkolka (Shell), City Park, 11:00-12:00
- Arrival of participants in the parade.
- Addressing by the Mayor of the City of Skopje, the Minister of Environment and the representative of EU
- Awarding prizes:
o 10 bicycles for the parade participants
o Cash prize for the owner of the oldest bike that is still functional
o Cash prize for the bike owner of the best decorated bike
o Cash prize for the design of bicycle parkings
o Cash prize for the first-ranked in the contest for drawing (secondary schools)
o Performance by a hip hop group.

• Bicycle rodeo, Eco Logic, Primary School "J.H.Pestaloci", Practical exercises and preparation of didactic materials for all primary schools in the municipality of Centar
• Session of the Council of the City of Skopje, 13:00, Decision on receiving a donation – bicycle path, made by Stopanska Banka

Permanent measures Permanent measures

Skopje (City of Skopje) 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)
Improvement of infrastructure (new foot bridges, pavements, road crossings, zebra crossings etc)
Public transport services
Development of new technologies to improve public transport
The development of accessible transport services for all
Traffic calming and access control scheme
Create park and ride stations
New traffic regulations: traffic circulation and parking
Create wheelchair ramps
Enlargement of pavements
Freight distribution
New regulations for freight distribution
Mobility management
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
Organisation of regular fora or surveys on public opinions and ideas

Car-free day Car-free day

Skopje (City of Skopje) carries out a Car-Free Day 2015 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:
Bicycle parade, 10km from Gate Macedonia to bul.D.Cupovski, bul.Kl.Ohridski, bul.Partizanski odredi, the roundabout in Vlae , back to other side of bul.Partizanski odredi, bul.8 Septemvri, bul.Ilinden, to the City Park .