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.

Ridesharing: A Catalyst for Economic and Societal Advancements in Athens

By | 2024-07-09T11:49:00+00:00 July 8th, 2024|Categories: General|

As Greece recovers from a long economic crisis and COVID-19 pandemic impacts, Athens is experiencing a surge in traffic congestion, surpassing pre-crisis levels. At the same time the city’s public transport system is challenged in meeting this high demand for commuting, and the taxi market remains strongly regulated. In this challenging context, innovative mobility services

The Marathon is an example for lower speeds

By | 2024-05-27T18:31:16+00:00 May 22nd, 2024|Categories: General|

What led you to run 30 Marathons in 30 months? I am a Transportation Engineer and I have been specializing in road safety for more than 30 years, both in Greece and particularly internationally. We have observed that all these scientific researches and interventions we carry out are heard, but not that much. On the

22 Marathons in 22 months – A report of an amazing experience

By | 2024-04-03T10:15:54+00:00 April 1st, 2024|Categories: General|

Having completed 22 Marathons in 22 months, I am highly grateful for all your great support for my challenge of running 30 Marathons in 30 months in order to promote the 30km/h speed limit in cities. An effort that with your continuous support has made a significant contribution to raising awareness of both society and

The future of Mobility Automation in Europe

By | 2024-03-25T19:45:58+00:00 February 21st, 2024|Categories: General|

Why automation deployment is not that fast The challenge of balancing technology with user needs is critical for any development in transportation sector. One of the most controversial questions  of the decade, is why vehicle automation did not come as soon as promised and expected. The main reason is that there is too much focus

The nightmare of traffic congestion has returned to the streets of Athens

By | 2024-04-29T10:14:06+00:00 January 9th, 2024|Categories: General|

Buses and monitoring the bus lanes will provide a solution to the traffic problem in Athens. Traffic congestion is not a Greek phenomenon, as European cities are even more congested. Traffic congestion stretches for 25-50 km for someone to enter the city in all European metropolitan areas and this has been the case for decades.

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

By | 2024-04-29T11:03:03+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 | 2024-04-29T13:50:23+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

Traffic nightmare on the roads

By | 2024-04-29T14:42:51+00:00 December 22nd, 2023|Categories: General|

“On yet another challenging day for drivers in the basin, today's traffic on the central roads of Attica turned red once again”. “Since the morning, Kifissos was impassable in both directions, while there was heavy traffic on Mesogeion Avenue and Kifissias Avenue”. “The same situation prevailed on the Attiki Odos from Metamorfosi to Gerakas.” These