Thessaloniki is the second largest city in Greece, with over 1M citizens in the metropolitan area. Situated in Northern Greece, Thessaloniki covers an area of 1.455,68 km2 with an average density of 665,2 inhabitants per km2. The total number of vehicles in the city exceeds 777.544, including passenger cars, buses, heavy and lightweight vehicles, motorcycles, bikes and shared modes17. The public transport system of Thessaloniki consists of the public bus system operated by the Organization of Urban Transportation of Thessaloniki (OASTH), while the new metro is currently in the final stage of its construction and expected to operate by the end of 2024. Due to its geographical location, Thessaloniki plays an important social, financial, and commercial role in northern Greece and the greater Balkan region. The Port of Thessaloniki is located on the Orient-East Med Core Network Corridor of the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T) and is connected to regional transport networks, while there is also a direct railway connection to the national network.
The Case Study of Thessaloniki will focus on:
The Case Study of Thessaloniki will utilize all the services of the SYNCHROMODE Toolbox and will implement those in real-world and simulated use cases that will cover:
The above are expected to provide significant and measurable solutions to recurring as well as expected mobility, traffic and congestion related problems of the City of Thessaloniki.
With the support of the Region of Central Macedonia (responsible for traffic management operations) as well as the contributions of all major transport stakeholders.