Contact & Activities

Participating city

Skedsmo kommune
51.000 inhabitants

Local contact

Øyvind Wahl
Postboks 313
2001 Lillestrøm
++47 66938115/99262743

Participation 2014

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
Actions relative to the theme:
Lillestrøm - a greener city. The main square Stortorvet (today mainly a parking lot) will partly be transformed to an area of sporting (BMX race course) and recreation as well as presenting information Boards on how to plan for a sustainable society.

An important part of the Project is to ask for Peoples opinions on have to develop a greener city, through Twitter and Facebook
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:
About one third of Stortorget, the main square in Lillestrøm is transformed from a parking lot to a park in order to stimulate people to give their opinion on how to create a better city.
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 bicycle facilities (parking, locks etc)
  • Other: online bicycle map
  • Improvement of infrastructure (new foot bridges, pavements, road crossings, zebra crossings etc)
  • Other: adoption of pedestrian strategy
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)
Traffic calming and access control scheme
  • Reduction of outside parking zones
  • Launch of accessibility plans
New forms of vehicle use and ownership
  • Other: leasing contract for electrical cars