Participants

Contact & Activities

Participating city

Reykjavik
120.000 inhabitants

Local contact

Department of Environment and Planning
Björg Helgadóttir
Borgartun 12-14
105 Reykjavik
++354 4118902

Participation 2015

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
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:
Sumargötur áfram, þ.e. Laugavegur frá Vatnsstíg og Skólavörðustígur frá Bergstaðastræti lokaðar f. bílaumferð. Eins Pósthússtræti og Austurstræti.
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)
Pedestrianisation
  • Improvement of infrastructure (new foot bridges, pavements, road crossings, zebra crossings etc)
Public transport services
  • Other: All busfares free on Car-free day 22nd September, in the Capital area.
New forms of vehicle use and ownership
  • Launch of online car-pooling and car-sharing schemes
  • Use of clean vehicles
Mobility management
  • Adoption of workplace travel plans
  • Development of travel plans / mobility plans in consultation with local stakeholders
  • Provision of incentives and bonuses to employers