Contact & Activities

Participating city

11.300 inhabitants

Local contact

Eva Jernnäs
185 83 Vaxholm
++46 854170800

Participation 2015

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
Actions relative to the theme:
Invitation to Lunch Walks. Free lecture on Electric cars. Mobility Exhibition at the local library.
Our Car-Free Day takes place Saturday 19th of september.
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:
Our Car Free-day will take place on Sat 19th of September. We are expecting more people on a Saturday than on a week-day to join a series of "movement-events" in the central parts of Vaxholm. The main central street and the streets to&from the Mayors Square will be blocked for car traffic this day. Among activities are Free Historical Guided Walking Tour, Dance- & Music-performance, Bike Parade, Walking Parade, Free Open-Air Yoga-Class, Pimp-My-Bike and Waiters Run.
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 facilities (parking, locks etc)
  • Other: See below!
  • Create or enlarge pedestrian streets
  • Other: In Summer 2015 the central part of Hamngatan was blocked for car trafiic under the period of June-August. Several new bicycle parking facilities and sofas where installed as well. These months are the
Mobility management
  • Other: A new Energy Plan has been decided on of the Municipal Executive Committee. The plan includes goals on municipality vehicles free from emissions of carbon dioxide.