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Heraklion signs SUMP financing agreement (Greece)

By News Editor / Updated: 12 Apr 2017

The deputy mayor of the municipality of Heraklion late last month signed a financing agreement for its Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan.

The contract was signed after a detailed proposal submitted by Heraklion in November 2016 to Greece's Green Fund to raise funding with the aim of developing a modern SUMP.

The proposal was positively evaluated and the amount of funding amounts to € 155 000, the second largest amount given to a city in Greece after Athens.

Heraklion's SUMP aims to change the behaviour of the daily movement of people and goods by promoting walking, cycling, public transport as key components of urban mobility.

The Greek town of Kozani, meanwhile, announced that it is inviting all stakeholders, citizens and authorities to participate in its planning for sustainable mobility by submitting ideas online.

The feedback will enable the town's team – made up of transport experts, architects, surveyors, civil mechanics, geographers, and social psychologists – to gather valuable research that will help them develop the SUMP.

Kozani's SUMP focuses on ways to reclaim space from cars, to introduce slower speed limits and to promote public transport, cycling and walking.

Detailed information can be found at kozanh.gr (in Greek) and mobilityidea.eu/kozani. For information about Heraklion, visit heraklion.gr (in Greek).

Image copyright: Heraklion (image on Flickr) by "simplethrill", licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.

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