Good evening everybody,
i am Roxani and i come from Greece. I live in Thessaloniki,my hometown, and now i also study here.I am on the last year of civil engineering school at the Aristoteleion University of Thessaloniki (AUTH). Since one year ago i chose my specializing field .I am at the Transportation,Infrastructure,Management and Regional Planning Engineeering.
Thessaloniki is the second biggest city in Greece and has a population around 800.000 permanent residents.Moreover there are more than 90.000 students who study at the two universities of the town .Thessaloniki has a special characteristic.Everything is going on in the small center of the town!!!!.Civil services,schools,shopping markets,hospitals,the two universities,sport centers and many other take place in the center.Concerning the landscape of Thessaloniki there is another important point.It is like a continious hill ,with high incline at the beggining low incline in the end ,which ends at the port-sea of the city.
However,the most significant point is that the only mode of public transport in town is buses.There is an undergroun metro system to be constructed but the optimistic plan shows that it will be finished at 2020.All the area of thessaloniki,especially the center, faces huge traffic conjestion,minimus accesibility,huge car parking problems,pollution and many other.The low quality and quantity of the buses,together with the love of greek people in their private cars prove that it is urgent to design a better public transportation system.A system friendlier,more convenient,more attractive and more accesible.Finally more human. I love my city and i would really be happy if i could manage to do a little thing towards this target.