The program aims to promote low-carbon footprint solutions in the traffic problem of 4 Mediterranean cities (Thessaloniki, Treviso, Lisbon, Split)
In this context, urban journeys with a high traffic load that cause problems in the internal interconnection of each city are being jointly explored and simultaneously in the towns of the Program and the possibility of regulating the traffic problem with innovative actions is being studied in order to improve the movement of public and freight transport, on the basis of measures to protect the quality of the atmosphere.
The program involves city stakeholders supported by scientific and research stakeholders with experience in air quality, energy efficiency, and carbon footprint reduction strategies.
In particular, the following partners are involved in the project:
- Regional Agency for Environment Protection in Veneto Region
- Municipality of Treviso
- Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
- Major Development Agency Thessaloniki (former Metropolitan Development Agency of Thessaloniki)
- Instituto Superior Técnico – Lisbon
- Municipality of Loures – Lisbon
- University of Seville
- City of Split
As regards the partnership for the city of Thessaloniki, in addition to MDAT,the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki – Atmospheric Physics Laboratory of the Department of Physics participates in the Program as an equal partner having the role of Scientific Coordinator, .
Additionally, MDAT has an institutionalized cooperation through a Programming Agreement with bodies that have specialized and unitary know-how in relation to the type and the needs of the actions implemented:
- Egnatia Odos S.A.
- The Institute for Sustainable Mobility and Transport Networks, Centre for Research & Technology – Hellas (CERTH)
- The Municipal Society of Information, Spectrum and Communication (DEPTH)
For the city of Thessaloniki, the local intervention is titled “WE ARE DESIGNING THE ROAD AGAIN” … AN INTEGRATED ACTION OF PARTNERSHIPS AND PARTICIPATORY DESIGN. For Thessaloniki, the Eastern Horizontal Axis of traffic has been selected as an intervention area starting from the Thessaloniki Urban Transport Organization depot in Finikas (at the boundaries of the Municipality of Kalamaria) and crossing the National Antistase Street, Vassilissis Olgas Avenue, King George I and Manolis Andronikos Street ends at the Y.M.C.A. Square.