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 2016

Activities within the week Activities within the week

Skopje (City of Skopje) organises activities during EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK 2016, taking into account the annual theme.

All week
City of Skopje

European Mobility Week 2016
Moto: „Smart and sustainable mobility - investment for Europe“

Period: 16.–22.09.2016

1. Day: 16.09.2016 (iday)
The Ozone layer- condition for our survival (International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer)

Hall of the Council of the City of Skopje

 Smart and sustainable mobility - investment for Europe
• Opening of the European Mobility Week (EMW) 2016
• Presentation of EMW
• Signing of the application for EMW participation by the Mayor
• Presentation of the City of Skopje EMW activities

 Climate change - necessity and challenge
• Presentation of the project: Resilient Skopje- Strategy for climate changes and urban resiliencefor the City of Skopje
- Program for development of the United Nations (УНДП)

 Ecological footprint- indicator for unsustainability of the City of Skopje
• Introduction of the project: Assessment of the ecological capacity of Skopje while using the ecological footprint
- Civil Engineering Institute and Institute for Research in Environment, Civil Engineering and Energy

 Energetic efficiency- ticket for the future
• Introduction of the completed projects of the City of Skopje in the domain of energy efficiency and renewable energy sources
- Office for energy efficiency of the City of Skopje

 What pollutes the environment
• Presentation of the prepared Integrated Cadastre of polluters of the environment in the City of Skopje
- Tehnolab Skopje

 How polluted is the air in Skopje; What about the noise pollution?
• Presentation of the project for air quality and noise level, comparison of two seasons (summer and winter)
- Farmahem Skopje

 Innovation in the public sector: Sustainable transport in Skopje - when the future becomes reality
• Project My Skopje: Skopje Green Route becomes a common platform for selecting environmentally friendly and more economic transport,
• ”Smart bus station“,
• ”Smart, self-sufficient ticket offices”,
• ”With bus and bike“, equipping busses with Bicycle racks,
• Application of IT in the monitoring of the quality of the environment,
• “SkopjeAir” – Use of data for air pollution reduction in Skopje
- UNDP, JSP Skopje

 Green Cadastre- key document for protection of green spaces
• Presentation of the completed activities for creation of the Green Cadastre
- United Nations Development Program

Refreshments and informal talks

Skopje’s coffee bars
14:30 – 18:00
 After work party and European Mobility Week 2016
• Informing the citizens of the EMW goals , their animation for the possibilities of using smart solutions in the transport and reducing of car use, in informal and relaxed atmosphere at the end of the working week

Skate park
17:00 – 24:00
 International tournament: skejting, BMX and roller
• First day of the competitions.

2. Day: 17.09.2016 (Saturday)
Be smart when you drive and when you walk

Park Macedonia II, Mitropolit Teodosij Gologanov Street
 Smart driving- safe driving
• Education of young cyclists for safe ride,
• Recreational Bicycle ride,
• Ride competition
• Games and drawing
• Introduction of electric vehicles
Republic Council on Road Traffic Safety

Natural Monument Canyon Matka
 Cave divers and mountaineers, proven environmentalists
• Environmental action for underwater cleaning of the bottom of the lake Matka, cleaning the hiking trail by the lake, opposite the caves complex and two mountain paths to St. Nicholas, with cave diving club Vrelo,
• Promotion of this year exceeded record scuba diving in the cave of 230 m.

City Park, stage Skolka
 Exercise, dance, have fun
• Educational sport activities : Zumba fitness, aerobic and Pilates with music
- fitness club „Fit One“

Park Forest Vodno
 Instead to litter, put rubbish in the pocket
• All day activity for cleaning the park-wood Vodno. Installation of wooden plates with educational messages. Bus ride to Middle Vodno, Ropeway Middle Vodno Millennium Cross, then climbing down the mountain

Skopje Fortress (Kale)
 To play the fortress
• Bicycle race around and through the fortress for the Trophy of the City of Skopje

Park Macedonia - City Park
Ride Healthy, Ride Safely!
An exhibition race to promote all forms of clean transport, organized by Stopanska Banka.
Categories: bicycles, parents with baby carriages, children race, roller skates / scooters / skateboards. Starting at the Children Velodrome in park Macedonia, finish in City Park. Programme, music stars, awards.

Square Filip II
 European Sport Week
• Promotional activities of national sport federations (exercise, games, fun)
- National sport federations

Skate park
17:00 – 24:00
 International tournament: skejting, BMX and roller
• Second day of the competitions.

3. Day: 18.09.2016 (Sunday)
The Bicycle - inseparable companion

Region of Skopje
Morning hours
 Bicycle tours in Skopje
• Cyclists will ride to Matka, Kozjak and Skopska Crna Gora and all the way back to Gazi Baba
- Association for sport and recreation “First to the Top”

Nature Park Gazi Baba
 Explore Gazi Baba
• Mountain biking on recreational trails in the Nature Park of Gazi Baba
• Children’s race on the Big meadow
• Promotional activities of Bicycle stores (presentation of bicycles, free service, advice etc.)
- Association for sport and recreation “First to the Top”

 Bicycle picnic in the park of nature Gazi Baba
• Music event, band
• Lottery
• Picnic, drinks, coffees and health food promotions
- Association for sport and recreation “First to the Top”

 Promotion of the new theme map for nature park Gazi Baba
• Presentation of the theme map,
• Handing out flyers with the map

Square Macedonia
 Check your health
• The City Red Cross of Skopje regular activities: blood pressure and blood sugar measurement, giving advices on healthy living and exercising

4. Day: 19.09.2016 (Monday)
Share transport: save money, protect the environment

Hall of the Council of Skopje
 Share transport - Carpooling
• Presentation of SocialCar an international project implemented by the City of Skopje and financed by the EU programme Horizon 2020. The goal is to develop public awareness of shared journey in the city in order to reduce pollution and costs

In charge: Working group on the project
Target group: professional public, citizens, NGO...

Technical Campus
 Electric park
• Educational class on introduction of the benefits from using electric vehicles
• Introduction of electric vehicles available in the city
• Exhibited vehicles (electric vehicle of Mak Autostar, electric carting of FEIT, electric vehicle and electric mopeds of the City of Skopje, touristic electric vehicles PE City parking)
• Possibility to experience driving in electromobile
- NGO electromobility,
Street Nikola Vapcarov
 Ecological driving
• Tips on driving and parking practices for reduced fuel spending, saving money and reducing pollution
- Auto Moto Association of Macedonia
 What kind of fuel do we want
• Promotion of fuels and their characteristics
- Companies for fuel production

 What does the sea lion eat
• Visit of the Zoo garden, sightseeing and education
• Feeding the sea lion, the new zoo attraction

5. Day: 20.09.2016 (Tuesday)
Children and safe mobility

Auto traffic school centre (ASUC) “Boro Petrushevski“ municipality Gazi Baba
• Let’s learn, socialise and have fun at ASUC
• Popular lectures on traffic,
• Learning to ride Bicycle safely
• Gaining skills for riding Bicycle
• Bicycle competitions in speed and skills
• Introduction of electric vehicles
• Measuring emissions of vehicles with technical examination
• How to charge phone battery by riding a Bicycle

EU Info Centre
 City tree
• Introduction of a donation the German Embassy: installation with moss and vascular plants, equipped with water tank and solar panel, for air purifying and reducing the ambient temperature
- NGO Eco Awareness

 The City has and implements the plan for sustainable transport system
• Presentation of the accomplished and planned activities from POTS:
- Traffic management: activities of the Skopje Traffic Management and Control Centre
- Improved parking: a project for installing electronic signalling for directing traffic towards the nearest multi-storey garages and closed parking lots displaying the number of free parking spaces (shown in real time)
- Public transport improvement: AVL system for busses location (in real time), displaying the time of arrival on display boards at bus stations and introduction of electronic cards,
- Alternative transport: setting of many small Bicycle stations along cycling routes for renting and leaving rented bikes with the use of electronic cards in collaboration with the City Parking,
- Electro-mobility: completed Feasibility study on the possibilities of electromobility implementation in Skopje as part of the ELEKTRA project and establishing the degree of introduced mobility,

 Bike-city Skopje (Velograd)
• Presentation of the state of progress of the project for implementing new conditions for complete coverage of the Bicycle traffic space in the city

Zajchev Rid, National Hydro-meteorological office (NHMS)
Why is it important what the weather is like- a day at the NHMS
• Presentation of the work of the synoptic and hydrology sectors,
• View of the established heat and cold waves alerts,
• Introduction of the android application on heat waves information,
• Mezzo-meteorological measurements and observations in the urban area of Skopje,
• Building of an automatic monitoring network for the urban area in Skopje,
• Simulation of „heat islands in the city“,
• Can we recruit candidates for professional training for work at the NHMS? - interactive time
 Does the weather affect our health?
• Influence of polluted air, the heat and cold waves on the health and on the environment
- Institute for public health

Municipality of Aerodrom new park
• The most green municipality in the city of Skopje
Presentation of the new park (covering 10 hectares):
- Promotion of the park,
- Riding bikes,
- Running on trim tracks,
- Planting flowers,
- Children’s games

6. Day: 21.09.2016 (Wednesday)
Smart mobility, strong economy

Public room- Centre for design and innovations
11:00 – Forum and publication of the Call for an idea for “Green day” in Skopje

 Debate: Smart mobility, strong economy- practical examples from the City of Skopje
• Screening of the EMW video clip
• Urban mobility- practical solutions from the City
• The City develops urban, green corridors (presentation of the activities for realization of the project for implementing green corridors along the rivers of Lepenec and Serava and their meaning for the life in the city)
• Development of the local economy through urban mobility- practical examples from the private sector:
- Socially responsible companies - benefits of developing models for sustainable transport of employees
- Hybrid//electric vehicles- are they really (un)available for citizens?
- Green working places and green delivery of packages- poste
- Applying an innovative approach in developing own businesses
• The role of the media in the smart urban mobility
• The role of the IT sector in the smart urban mobility

 Announcement of the challenge for the best proposal on how to have a „Green day” in Skopje, while using and combining different kinds of transport for tourist and recreational activities
• Possibility of Eco tourism development in the city and new tourist offer for visitors and citizens of Skopje.
(Night biking tour through Skopje, sightseeing of the Old Bazaar with electric vehicles, using of bus transport to the Macedonian Village site, to Mid - Vodno, Skopje sightseeing Tourist bus etc.).
• Possibility for registering the interested business sector to be involved in Green Day activities

 Announcement on 22nd September of the International car free Day and Bicycle parade and Invitation to guests to travel to work without cars and to take part in the parade.

- City of Skopje, MOEPP, UNDP, EU Office,

Plateau in front of City Park fountain Lotus
 Move for Health, Children's Cultural Center
• A lot of games, cycling, drawing, exercises
- All kindergartens in Skopje, at least 200 children

7. Day: 22.09.2016 (Thursday)
In the city without my car

Streets of the City of Skopje
 Bicycle parade
Route: Start at “Porta Makedonija”, continue along “11 Oktomvri” street, at the crossroad with “Kocho Racin” Boulevard, turn right to the crossroad with “Kiril I Metodij” Boulevard. Ride along “Sv. Kiril i Metodij” and at the crossroad turn right to “Sv. Kliment Ohridski” Boulevard. On the crossroad with “Partizanski Odredi” Boulevard, turn left and ride along the Boulevard until reaching the crossroad with the “Nikola Parapunov” street, at which turn right and riding along “Ilinden” Boulevard, arrive to the City Park at “Shkolka” (the Shell).

“Porta Makedonija”
• Parade starting point

City park, Shkolka stage
• Performance of Street players
• Parade Finish line
• Polling and presenting awards to participants

EUD Office, MOEPP, City of Skopje, VIP guests…

Municipality of Centar, Pestalozzi Elementary School
 Bike rodeo
• Riding bikes,
• Biking skills,
• Competitions,
• Games,

In charge: NGO Eco Logic, Pestalozzi school
Target Group: elementary schools children

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)
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
New traffic regulations: traffic circulation and parking
Create the tactile pavements
Create wheelchair ramps
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
Launch of online car-pooling and car-sharing schemes
Responsible car-use (eco-driving etc)
Use of clean vehicles
Freight distribution
Use of clean vehicles
Mobility management
Adoption of workplace travel plans
Elaboration of educational materials
Provision of incentives and bonuses to employers
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
Further info
The Macedonian government announced subsidize the purchase of electric vehicles in the amount of EUR 5,000, and the allocation of vouchers in the amount of EUR 300 for vehicles that incorporate gas devises.

Car-free day Car-free day

Skopje (City of Skopje) carries out a Car-Free Day 2016 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:
Route: Start at “Porta Makedonija”, continue along “11 Oktomvri” street, at the crossroad with “Kocho Racin” Boulevard, turn right to the crossroad with “Kiril I Metodij” Boulevard. Ride along “Sv. Kiril i Metodij” and at the crossroad turn right to “Sv. Kliment Ohridski” Boulevard. On the crossroad with “Partizanski Odredi” Boulevard, turn left and ride along the Boulevard until reaching the crossroad with the “Nikola Parapunov” street, at which turn right and riding along “Ilinden” Boulevard, arrive to the City Park at “Shkolka” (the Shell).