Participants

Contact & Activities

Participating city

Örnsköldsvik
55.000 inhabitants

Local contact

Trafik och Park
Neil Johnson
Trafik och Park, Samhällsbyggnadsförvaltningen
Vikingagatan 38
++46 0730316519

Participation 2009

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
Actions relative to the theme:
European Mobility Week 2009

1. Organising a week of activities, taking into account the 2009 focal theme: “Improving City Climates”.

Actions relative to the theme:

• In general - promote the advantage of public transports (buses), cycling and walking as means of transport. One important group is those who commute to and from work.

• The promotion and information is directed broadly to the public and employees.

Organising the “In town Without My Car” event, i.e. setting aside one or several areas that are reserved solely for pedestrians, cyclists and public transports during the entire day.

• The day of “In Town without My Car” will be held on Tuesday 22 September 2009.
• Promotion of active transports (cycling or walking) to the public and employees.
• Promotion on the radio of climate friendly transports by bus, walking and cycling.


Zone restricted to private car

The activities will be held at and in the vicinity of the city square which is mainly connected to areas for pedestrians.





Main Activities:


16th-22nd September

• Promotion to choose a climate friendly means of transports on the local authority’s homepage.
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:
The activities will be held at and in the vicinity of the city square which is mainly connected to areas for pedestrians.
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)
Pedestrianisation
  • Create or enlarge pedestrian streets
Traffic calming and access control scheme
  • Other: Speed reduction on part of a street with heavy traffic in central city.