Participating towns and cities

GreeceTripolis, Greece

47.000 inhabitants
Planning and Development
Katerina Siampou
Lagopati & Atalantis
22132 Tripolis
(++30) 2713600458
Tripolis already registered 9x for EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK in: 2023 2022 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2006

Participation 2021

Activities within the week Activities within the week

Tripolis organises activities during EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK 2021, taking into account the annual theme.

16 September
E-bikes: what they are, what they do, how they help protect the environment. An afternoon session with e-bike exhibition and test-drive in the central square of Tripolis. E-bike experts and manufacturers will present the technical details of e-bikes, explain the benefits, and train participants how to use them.
17 September
Wooden bikes & the environment: the owner of Cocomat who travels across Greece by his environmentally friendly wooden bike will speak to younger generations about ecology, the concept of wooden bikes and what has inspired him to use his bike instead of a car even for professional meetings from one city to the other regardless of the time it might take to reach one place.
18 September
A walk across bigger and smaller streets of the city in collaboration with mobility experts. Following the SUMP consultations and the submission of project proposals for complete pedestrianisation of the central public square Ag. Vasilis and green spots in the city, citizens will find out what changes in the city mobility and record what more needs to be done so that the roads are citizen-friendly for everybody. The walk will lead to the concert by the local marching band.
19 September
A bike tour around the historical sites of the city with the support of the bike sports team AEK Tripolis. In the frame of the celebrations for 200 years since the Greek Independence, citizens will explore their city and famous but also unknown historical sites of interest with the use of their bike.
20 September
First-aid lessons by the Hellenic Red Cross in case of driving accidents. How to protect others and one’s self in case of driving accidents (car; motorbike; bike) until emergency professionals arrive on the spot. Citizens will learn how they can potentially save a life by applying basic simple techniques.
21 September
E-scooters; e-skateboards; roller skates: fancy and fun but what about traffic rules? Educational activity with experts from the Ministry of Transport and Communications. Young generations use these alternative means of transport more and more but they lack basic knowledge of traffic rules which apply not only to cars and motorbikes. The session will teach them how to navigate in the city safely.
22 September
Mobility across the centuries. A photo exhibition in the central square of Tripolis with material from the very early ages of humankind about ways of mobility. On September, 22 Tripolis celebrates its liberation and in the frame of the festivities for 200 years from the Greek Independence, a concert will take place in the evening. The photo exhibition will lead the way toward the climax of festivities with a kind of travelogue on how we literally, by means of transport, reached 2021.

Permanent measures Permanent measures

Tripolis 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) planned
Develop public bicycle hiring and sharing systems planned
Improvement of bicycle facilities (parking, locks etc)
Installation of charging points for e-bikes
Launch of free-floating bike-sharing schemes planned
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) planned
Use of ecological vehicles for public transport fleets planned
Development of new technologies to improve public transport planned
Launch of integrated services for the various public transport modes planned
The development of accessible transport services for all planned
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 planned
Elaboration of new residential areas
Introduction or expansion of Urban Vehicle Access Regulation Scheme planned
Create the tactile pavements
Create wheelchair ramps
Lowering of pavements
Enlargement of pavements
Elaboration of sound devices in traffic lights planned
Removal of architectonic barriers planned
Launch of accessibility plans
Create useful tool for people with reduced mobility planned
New forms of vehicle use and ownership
Launch of online car-pooling and car-sharing schemes planned
Responsible car-use (eco-driving etc)
Use of clean vehicles
Charging points for electric vehicles
Mobility as a Service (MaaS) planned
Testing automated vehicles planned
Freight distribution
New regulations for freight distribution planned
Use of clean vehicles planned
Create new platforms for freight transfer planned
Introducing cargo bikes
Mobility management
Adoption of workplace travel plans planned
Adoption of school travel plans
Create/establish mobility centers and on-line information services (eg travel planner) planned
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 planned
Permanent access restriction to city centres
Launch of seamless transport modes to facilitate access to business areas or other social areas planned
Create systems for buses and walking trains planned
Development of systems and equipment for measuring air quality in public places planned
Organisation of regular fora or surveys on public opinions and ideas

Car-free day Car-free day

Tripolis carries out a Car-Free Day 2021 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:
Roads surrounding the central city squares in which the parade will also take place (Ag. Vassilis, Kolokotroni, Areos)