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.

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

Kifissos: Analgesic Measures for traffic congestion

By | 2024-02-24T15:57:56+00:00 October 3rd, 2023|Categories: General|

One of the main causes of inconvenience is damages or crashes that result in the closure of one or more lanes for several hours. This significantly burdens the daily traffic. At two points along the Kifissos, permanent Traffic Police crane vehicles with drivers will be stationed, so they can intervene more quickly and directly where

The profile of the dangerous driver on Greek roads

By | 2024-02-12T18:34:51+00:00 April 12th, 2023|Categories: General|

Based on the data on the road crashes of the last few years in Greece, "Kathimerini" studied the profile of the dangerous driver and the psychosocial causes behind it. "Dead 23-year-old man in a car road crash in Katerini". "A 30-year-old driver dead and two injured in a car road crash in Mesogeion". "Fatal road

Running 30 Marathons in 30 months

By | 2023-11-21T12:00:29+00:00 March 10th, 2023|Categories: General|

After more than 30 years of dedication to road safety science and several Marathon races, I decided to combine both passions for a cause: to run 30 Marathons in 30 months in order to actively promote the adoption of 30km/h speed limit in as many cities as possible worldwide, as a key policy for safer,

Vision Zero Road Fatalities in Greek Motorways

By | 2022-01-03T09:53:21+00:00 December 15th, 2021|Categories: General|

Motorways are one of the most important transportation subsystems, which provide at the same time quick, comfortable and safe travelling. Motorways are the safest road infrastructures worldwide. Despite their significant traffic volumes, only 8.5% of road fatalities in the European Union occur on them, with an even lower percentage in Greece (7% in 2019). The