Skates Instead of Cars in Sofia

Thursday, 31 August 2017

The initiative of Sofia Municipality – Transport on board, is only one of the summer entertainment projects for fans of modern and eco way of travelling around the city. It is no accident that Sofia is European Capital of Sport 2018. In just a few hours, this initiative that challenged the traffic in the big city turned parts of the busiest boulevards into an attractive playground. On August 12, dozens of people were riding roller skates, skateboards, scooters and bikes in the section between Knyaginya Maria Luiza Blvd. and Hristo Botev Blvd in the center of Sofia. On August 13, from 10 am to 4 pm the residents of Sofia also occupied Alexander Stamboliyski Blvd with their scooters and longboards. Skate demonstrations and free skateboard lessons were also held.