About George Yannis

George Yannis does not stop dreaming and working for a world with safe, green and efficient road traffic everywhere and for all and on that purpose he shares publicly his views on theory and practice in modern transportation systems.

How many more Greeks have to be killed in road crashes?

By | 2024-02-12T11:36:34+00:00 January 5th, 2024|Categories: General|

The improvement of road safety in Greece, which will lead to a reduction in road crashes, for the time being remains a virtual reality. It exists in the Government's commitments, but it is non-existent in everyday citizens’ life. A LiFO survey on the scourge of road crashes. Much has been written and said about road

Can Athens become a bicycle-friendly city?

By | 2024-02-28T15:28:17+00:00 January 3rd, 2024|Categories: General|

Contrary to many other European capitals, Athens lags behind in infrastructure, mindset, and education. Can this be reversed, and in what ways? But not Greece – and certainly not Athens. "Bicycle traffic in all Greek cities except a few, like Trikala and Larissa, is very, very low, because on the one hand there is no

New road axes in Attica

By | 2023-12-17T11:05:57+00:00 December 14th, 2023|Categories: General|

The use of the new legislation for proposals of the developers for new concession roads in Attica is an excellent solution to accelerate the implementation of the necessary transport infrastructure and especially the network of ring roads that the Region of Attica needs. Some of these projects have been discussed for decades while others are

Key Challenges for applying Artificial Intelligence into Road Safety

By | 2023-12-12T13:41:48+00:00 December 6th, 2023|Categories: General|

Road safety applications of Artificial Intelligence can be broadly grouped into two main types/phases of processing, requiring different types of data, methods and expertise. On one hand, AI can be used to handle sensor and machine data and translate them into reliable and meaningful data sets for road safety purposes; requiring more technological and industrial

Congestion at Kifissos Road Axis is not the problem

By | 2023-12-12T10:30:44+00:00 November 28th, 2023|Categories: General|

The solution to the Athens traffic problems lies into Public Transport, as indicated by George Yannis, who is a Civil Transportation Engineer, Professor and Director of the Department of Transportation Planning and Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), in the context of the major research of the radio station Parapolitika 90.1 on

Five wounds – Five directions for Athens’ transport system

By | 2023-11-21T18:31:36+00:00 November 20th, 2023|Categories: General|

Athens is an abandoned city in terms of transport, with no plan, wrong policies, inadequate traffic and parking management and incomplete and underused infrastructure. If Authorities do not take serious action and citizens do not change their behaviour, the congestion and poor service experienced by Athenians and visitors will be constantly increasing with simultaneous continuous

The culprits complain about traffic

By | 2023-12-05T23:18:13+00:00 November 19th, 2023|Categories: General|

NTUA Professor George Yannis explains how to tackle the major traffic congestion problems of Athens. Scientific evidence which is supporting in practice by running 30 marathons in 30 months. The ultimate goal is to set 30 km/h as the speed limit for as many as possible safer and greener cities. In order to achieve this

Solutions for the traffic in Kifissos

By | 2024-02-28T15:04:12+00:00 October 31st, 2023|Categories: General|

There is no solution for the traffic in Kifissos or in any city. Traffic is always balanced in congestion. That is why in all cities in Europe, what is now sought is to serve commuters, not vehicles. Thus, trying to find a way to get everyone in their cars around the city is not possible,

The future of Vasilissis Olgas Avenue

By | 2024-02-28T14:54:41+00:00 October 30th, 2023|Categories: General|

The sidewalks in the center of Athens had a specific goal, which seems to always be hindered by the capital's traffic problem. What has been going wrong for years now, and why can't Athens become a modern European city? A city where its center is friendly and accessible for everyone, not just for vehicles after