Municipality o Thessaloniki - Traffic Directorate
Greece | Local/public authority
Thessaloniki is the second largest city in Greece, a major modern port, and an industrial and commercial centre. In 1991 the population was 383,967 inhabitants. The Municipality of Thessaloniki is mainly responsible for: garbage collection, road works, street lighting, school buildings, public parks, kindergartens and nursery schools, immigration office etc. The Traffic Directorate of the Municipality of Thessaloniki is mainly responsible for traffic design, traffic lights, on and off road parking spaces, road design, bus lanes etc.
We continue our commitment to the European Road Safety Charter for the next 3 years. In our effort to reduce road accidents we will carry out the following actions:
1. We will continue to re design road intersections in order to facilitate safe access to the more vulnerable persons such as children, elderly and people with disabilities.
2. We will educate and train young pupils at the Municipal Open Traffic Education Center in order to understand better the causes and consequences of road traffic accidents and the lessons that can be drawn to avoid the repetition of them.
For our above actions we commit to:
- Redesign more than 160 intersections pavement widenings and ramps
- Educate and train 10.000 pupils (young children) at the Municipal Open Traffic Education Centre and publish and distribute over 25.000 leaflets.
The team that has the responsibility for the intersection redesign is the Traffic Design Department and for the pupils education the Municipal Police.