Klaipėda- The Leader of Healthy Cities
Klaipėda is a member of the World Health Organization’s Healthy Cities Network, bringing together more than 1200 cities in 30 countries and more than 20 cities of the Baltic region.
The port city is not only concerned with the health of its citizens: the health projects are becoming more popular. Klaipėda, being the part of the World Health Organization‘s European network of the healthy cities, has shifted into the new level.
Few years in a row, Klaipėda has been recognized as being one of the healthiest cities, where are a number of different health-related projects are constantly taking place.
„It is a great honor as well as responsibility to continue established activities“- states Vytautas Grubliauskas, the mayor of Klaipėda.
As the new level has been reached, Klaipėda will start to establish the national healthy cities network as well as the network centre.
The port city is the most beneficial city for cyclers. It is strived to constantly improve the cycling infrastructure.
Moreover, Klaipeda is known as the city, which has one of the most ecological public transportation base, which is oriented towards the environmental programs, and the health promotion programs for elders as well as adolescence.
It is the only city in Lithuania, which is in the European Healthy Cities Network.
Due to healthy projects and activities, it is estimated that lifespan of Klaipėda citizens should increase up to ten years.