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 2011

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
Actions relative to the theme:
Alternative Mobility
Information about bioenergy, ethanol, DME etc and electricity as a fuel for cars.
How can we use other fuels than diesel and petrol?
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:
Zone restricted to the private car:
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)
  • Develop public bicycle hiring and sharing systems
  • Improvement of bicycle facilities (parking, locks 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)
  • Use of ecological vehicles for public transport fleets
  • Development of new technologies to improve public transport
Traffic calming and access control scheme
  • Speed reduction programmes in zones near schools
Freight distribution
  • Use of clean vehicles
Mobility management
  • Adoption of school travel plans
  • Create/establish mobility centers and on-line information services (eg travel planner)
  • Launch of awareness-raising campaigns
  • Elaboration of educational materials
  • Create systems for buses and walking trains