Participating towns and cities

BulgariaSofia (София), Bulgaria

1.300.000 inhabitants
Sofia Municipality, Transport Directorate
Ivan Nikolov
33, Moskovska Str.
Sofia 1000 Sofia (София)
(++359) 29041018

Participation 2015

Activities within the week Activities within the week

Sofia (София) organises activities during EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK 2015, taking into account the annual theme.

All week
1. Open days at Public transport operators
2. Retro Tram
3. Athletics night-running
4. Night cycling tour
5. Park(ing) day
6. Bike tour in Sofia outskirts
7. Longboard school
8. Walking tour and sightseeing
9. Free-run in the Central park
10. Demonstration of innovative vehicles :
-innovative car completely powered with hydrogen fuel cell/electric battery
- electric taxi
- electric three wheel bike
- public transport CNG bus, low-floored trolleybus and electric bus
11. Informational stand for consultation on energy-efficient modes of transport in urban areas
12. Lottery with questions related to EMW and public transport
13. Test ride bikes, provided by bicycle producers.
14. Interactive educational outdoor play “Tale of the road”.
15. Presentation of First Aid – National Training Centre of Bulgarian Red Cross
16. Sports games and entertainment (badminton/rugby, etc.)
17. Bike competition for children
18. Workshop/demonstration of maintenance and repair of bicycles.
19. Outdoor Yoga, Taijiquan and Tango classes
20. Street bands performance
21. Screening of educational movie and discussion with teenagers/beginner drivers on the traffic safety and risks of driving vehicles.

Permanent measures Permanent measures

Sofia (София) 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)
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
The development of accessible transport services for all
Traffic calming and access control scheme
Speed reduction programmes in zones near schools
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
Create useful tool for people with reduced mobility
New forms of vehicle use and ownership
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
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
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

Sofia (София) 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:
1. Square Knyaz Alexander I and the area within the boundaries of Alexander Dondukov Blvd., 11 Avgust Str., Vrabcha Str., Vasil Levski Blvd., Aksakov Str., 6 Septemvri Str., Gen. Gurko Str., Lege Str., Positano Str., Vitosha Blvd. will be closed on 22 September for motorized vehicles from 9.00 to 17.00 h. And mobile laboratory for air quality control will be located within the above mentioned area.

2. Gen. Gurko Str. will be closed on 22 September for motorized vehicles in the area between Vasil Levski Blvd. and Evlogi Georgiev Blvd. in order to be carried out the activities planned for September, 22.