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Tartu Celebrates Mobility Week with Bus Disco and Free Bus Rides

Tartu City Government Press Release

Tartu liikuvusnädal 2023 Photo: Mana Kaasik

13 September / Tartu will be celebrating European Mobility Week from 16–22 September. On 15 September, a bus disco – serving as an introduction to Mobility Week – will be held, bus cards with a new design will go on sale, the ‘Praise your bus driver’ campaign will begin, and the week will end with road safety training, a discussion, and the friendly riding of personal light electric vehicles.

During European Mobility Week, everyone is called on to behave in a more environmentally friendly manner, to actively move about, and to value their health by replacing travel by car with public transport, bicycles, scooters, or other alternative means of transportation. During Mobility Week, rides on city buses are free for everyone.

On the evening of 15 September, a bus disco will be held from 19–22 at the crossroads of Küüni and Uueturu streets. City buses will be present, with visitors having the opportunity to explore the Stencibility sticker bus and get acquainted with interesting historical facts about inner city bus service in Tartu. In addition, you will be able to test your reaction speed and try out a cargo bike. Music will be played by DJs Dr. PhilGood & the Accountant and DJ Duo NIGHT. Street food will be offered by Peas Out.

From 16–30 September, all riders will be able to praise their bus drivers. The aim of the ‘Praise Your Bus Driver’ campaign is to recognise city bus drivers for their helpfulness, customer-friendliness and professionalism. You can leave your kind words to the bus driver on the Tartu website www.tartu.ee/kiidabussijuhti.

On 18 September, the mayor and rectors from institutions of higher learning in Tartu will head out on a friendly bike ride. The aim of this friendly ride is to bring attention to mobility issues, to discuss places where universities and the city can cooperate on sustainable mobility issues, and to set an example for both city residents and students.

On World Car-Free Day, 22 September, the Road Administration will hold a safe driving training for cycle and pedestrian track users at 16.00 in front of Science Centre AHHAA. At 17.00, a public discussion on the topic ‘Quo vadis, cycling town Tartu?’ will take place at the Science Centre AHHAA, and Mobility Week will conclude with the friendly riding of personal light electric vehicles beginning at 18.00 in front of the Science Centre, organised by the Tartu Rattaliiklejate Selts.

Mobility Week also brings with it a redesigned bus card. Featuring a new design, the bus card can be purchased for EUR 2 from R-Kiosk, Selver, Rim, Prisma, Omniva post offices, Tartu Bus Station (T-Pilet) or the Town Hall Information Centre. As part of Mobility Week, those who have never had a registered bus card or whose card has been lost will be issued a personalised bus card bearing the new design from the City Hall Information Centre, free of charge, on the basis of their driver’s license.

Additional information: www.tartu.ee/liikuvusnadal

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