Participants

Contact & Activities

Participating city

Linköping
153.500 inhabitants

Local contact

Johanna Thidell
Linköpings kommun
581 81 Linköping

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
Manifestation in central Linköping Saturday 17th Sep with a variety of activities:
Childrens theater "Robin Hood-the energetic hero" about mobility, energy and sustainability.
Pimp your bike-show us your bike at the scene and win a prize
Quiz about transportation and energy saving
Bike slowly-competition
Paint parking slots- The car-free street enables us to use the space for decoration
Try a transportation or electric bike
A "walking schoolbus" will circulate the central parts of town. They
will hand out information about traffic and environmental issues at schools.
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 Saturday 17th Sep a part of Storgatan is closed to car traffic.
This enables us to use this street section for public activities along
with the park next to Storgatan.
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)
Pedestrianisation
  • Create or enlarge pedestrian streets
  • 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
  • Speed reduction programmes in zones near schools
Accessibilities
  • Create the tactile pavements
  • Create wheelchair ramps
New forms of vehicle use and ownership
  • Responsible car-use (eco-driving etc)
Freight distribution
  • Use of clean vehicles
Mobility management
  • Adoption of workplace travel plans
  • Launch of awareness-raising campaigns
  • Elaboration of educational materials
  • Organisation of regular fora or surveys on public opinions and ideas