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 2022

Activities within the week Activities within the week

Tripolis organises activities during EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK 2022, taking into account the annual theme.

16 September
Cycling action for the remembrance of 100 years from the Asia Minor Catastrophe - connecting the past with the present
The cycling branch of sports team AEK Tripolis will start off from Areos Square and will cycle through central streets of Tripolis until Filikon Square where a concert will be organised at 21:00 by the Municipality of Tripolis in the occasion of 100 years since the Asia Minor Catastrophe.
17 September
Cycling action for the remembrance of 100 years from the Asia Minor Catastrophe - connecting the past with the present (Vol. 2)
The Municipality of Tripolis in collaboration with EOS (Hellenic Climbing Association) and bike groups of the city organise a cycling tour for everybody (owners of mountain bikes and any other type of bike) that will start from village Kardaras, will cross village Simiades and will end up at Kapsia Caves. Bikers will be welcomed and guided in the caves by municipal employees.

Actions for landscape restructuring
Street Moves: A set of street furniture will be mounted in a central parking lot of the city. The set is designed to fit the dimensions of a standard parking lot and built with resistant decks made of pine tree or pallets. The set will be placed on the level of the kerbside and will include a pilar with solar panel for e-vehicle charging.
The furniture sets may be placed and moved around to central areas of Municipal Communities throughout the EMW. In the frame of this action, a concert will be organised by groups of young people from the Music School and Conservatories of the city.
18 September
Bike connections
SCE “ΤΕΧΝΗS POH” will hold a two-hour-long action with interactive games and constructions for children and parents in Petrinou Square around the theme of “biking”. With this action, we aim to raise awareness among citizens about the use of alternative means of transport.
19 September
Moving around with empathy
The Association of People with Disabilities in collaboration with the Municipality of Tripolis will hold an open debate at Petrinou Square during which people with movement and vision disabilities will talk about the difficulties they come across in their daily travels when fellow-citizens do not comply with traffic rules.
20 September
I walk to school
Secondary school students of the Municipality of Tripolis will walk to school, instead of being driven by car, and will write down problems and dangers that they encounter on their way. A debate will follow in the classroom and they will suggest solutions (e.g. how to have a safer travel to school) which schools will include in an official document. The representatives of the 15-member school council will walk to the Town Hall to submit their proposals and have a discussion with the Mayor of Tripolis.
21 September
Exercise and the environment
Gym owners of the city will present the advantages of aerobic exercise through a 10-minute-long interactive dance and work-out programme (one per gym) for beginners of all ages at the Agios Georgios Park. Both gym members and non-gym members will have access to the activities.
22 September
Car-free day
At a car-free day, we encourage citizens of Tripolis to walk, bike or use their e-vehicle (bike or skateboard) around the city instead of driving a car. A variety of small-scale actions (mini-actions) will take place in different neighbourhoods and central locations of the city where the streets will be closed.

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) planned
Installation of charging points for e-bikes planned
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)
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
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
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) planned
Use of clean vehicles planned
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 planned
Mobility management
Adoption of workplace travel plans planned
Adoption of school travel plans planned
Create/establish mobility centers and on-line information services (eg travel planner) planned
Launch of awareness-raising campaigns
Elaboration of educational materials planned
Development of travel plans / mobility plans in consultation with local stakeholders planned
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 2022 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:
All streets around Agiou Vassiliou Square.