With the contribution of the LIFE programme of the European Union - LIFE14 ENV/GR/000611
Funding for the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan of the Municipality of Heraklion
The Municipality of Heraklion is funded by the Green Fund for the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan. The Municipality submitted a detailed proposal for the development of a modern plan for sustainable urban mobility. The proposal was positively assessed and the funding amount was up to 155,000 Euros, the second largest amount given to a city of Greece, after Athens.
On Friday 24th March 2017, the deputy Mayor of Technical Services, Mr. Yannis Anastasakis, signed the funding agreement for the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan of the Municipality. The Plan aims to promote changes in the behavior of the daily commuting of people and goods by promoting walking, cycling and public transport, as key components of urban mobility.
In the long run, active ways of mobility such as walking, cycling and public transport, which prove to be beneficial for all ages and the environment, will be enforced. The emphasis given to the organisation of the daily traffic routes, for example the bicycle paths and pavements’ design, promotes a healthier life for all social groups, as well as a safer urban environment.
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The LIFE GYM [LIFE14 ENV/GR/000611] project is co-funded by the LIFE programme, the EU financial instrument for the environment.
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Start Date: 15 September 2015 – Duration: 35 months