Contact & Activities

Participating city

201.810 inhabitants

Local contact

Yhdyskunta- ja ympäristöpalvelut/joukkoliikenne
Edwin 't Lam
P.O. 32
90015 Oulu
++358 44 703 2210

Participation 2007

The participant is committed to:

Carrying out a Car-Free Day event by closing one or more streets to traffic, and opening it to pedestrians, cyclists and public transport. This should preferably happen on 22 September to mark your town or city as part of World Car-Free Day.
Zone opened to residents on Car-Free Day:
Dedicated public transport street for 600 metres and dedicated public transport lane for 350 metres. New bicycle and pedestrian route through the city centre.
Implementing one or more new permanent measure(s), which contribute(s) to modal transfer from private car to environmentally sound means of transport.
Permanent measures implemented this year:
New or improved bicycle facilities
  • Improvement of bicycle network (creation of new lanes, extension, renovation, signposting etc)
  • Improvement of infrastructure (new foot bridges, pavements, road crossings, zebra crossings etc)
Public transport services
  • Improvement and extension of the public transport network (creation of HOV lanes for public transport modes, new stops, new lines, reserved areas etc)
  • Improvement and extension of the public transport services (express services, increase frequency etc)
  • Use of ecological vehicles for public transport fleets
  • The development of accessible transport services for all
Traffic calming and access control scheme
  • Reduction of outside parking zones
  • New traffic regulations: traffic circulation and parking
  • Enlargement of pavements
  • Other: Under street heating to prevent slippery pavement in the centre
Freight distribution
  • New regulations for freight distribution
  • Create new platforms for freight transfer