Contact & Activities

Participating city

647.676 inhabitants

Local contact

Martin Bergheim
Karvesvingen 3

Participation 2008

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
Actions relative to the theme:
Samferdselsetaten (The Agency for Road and Transport, municipality of Oslo) is responsible for organizing the European Mobility Week (EMW) for the city of Oslo. This year we have joined forces with Grønn Hverdag and Miljøfestivalen. The theme for EMW 2008 is “clean air for all” and the theme for Miljøfestivalen is “climate”. As the two themes are interlinked we are organizing a number of events throughout the week to promote sustainable transportation, clean air as well as other environmentally friendly activities.
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:
On the 20th of September we are shutting down part of the main street in Oslo, Karl Johans gate, to host a car-free day. Shutting the street down for the day will be a way of letting people enjoy the improved air quality that comes with the lack of vehicles. The event is a fun day out where visitors, as well as the local community, can enjoy one of Oslo’s busy streets in the town centre as a traffic-free urban space. The street will be open solely for pedestrians and cyclists.