Contact & Activities

Participating city

Umeå ()
127.000 inhabitants

Local contact

Gator och parker, Umeå kommun
Ida Lundström
Umeå kommun
90184 Umeå
++46 90-16 53 54

Participation 2014

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
Actions relative to the theme:
During the european mobility week the region of Västerbotten are going to arrange a sustainable week. All organisations, companys and also the public are encouraged to make their own events during this week.

More information:

The City of Umeås actions during the week are as follows.

Photo competition, take a photo of yourself and your bike and share it on instagram, facebook etc. The best photos wins prices.

What fits in a parking space? An area as big as one parking space are going to be filled with something much more exciting. This more creative parking space are supposed to be showed on the town square.

There will also be information on mobility management on the town square.

Under Europeiska trafikantveckan kommer Västerbottenregionen att anordna en hållbar vecka. Alla organisationer, företag och även allmänheten uppmanas att göra sina egna arrangemang under denna vecka.

Mer information:

Staden Umeås aktiviteter under veckan är följande:

Fototävling, ta ett foto av dig själv och din cykel och dela den på instagram, facebook etc. Bästa bilderna vinner priser.

Vad passar i en parkeringsplats? Ett område som lika stor som en parkeringsplats kommer att fyllas med något mycket mer spännande. Denna mer kreativa parkeringsplats är tänkt att visas upp på torget.

Det kommer också att finnas information om mobility management på torget.
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)
  • Create or enlarge pedestrian streets
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
  • Development of new technologies to improve public transport
  • The development of accessible transport services for all
Traffic calming and access control scheme
  • Speed reduction programmes in zones near schools
  • Reduction of outside parking zones
  • Create park and ride stations
  • New traffic regulations: traffic circulation and parking
New forms of vehicle use and ownership
  • Launch of online car-pooling and car-sharing schemes
  • Responsible car-use (eco-driving etc)
  • Use of clean vehicles
Mobility management
  • Adoption of workplace travel plans
  • 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
  • Development of travel plans / mobility plans in consultation with local stakeholders
  • Development of systems and equipment for measuring air quality in public places
  • Organisation of regular fora or surveys on public opinions and ideas