Contact & Activities

Participating city

8.800 inhabitants

Local contact

Environmental Department
Tómas Gíslason
Þverholti 2
270 Mosfellsbæ
++354 525-6700

Participation 2015

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
Actions relative to the theme:
1) Bicycling tour in Mosfellsbaer in celebration of start of EMW and combined with The Day of Icelandic Nature.
2) Publishing of a new bicycle map for tourists, showing a especially marked bicycle route in town.
3) Inauguration of a new bicycle trail from downtown
Mosfellsbaer heading north of the town towards Mount Esja, an extension of a new biketrail from
Mosfellsbaer to adjacent Reykjavik city, set down in 2013 and finalized 2014-2015, in order to facilitate urban sustainable mobility.
4) BMX-Program for children at main square with BMX bicycle experts showing tricks on their bikes and temporary bicycle ramps put up on the main square
for BMX and scateboard enthusiasts.
5) Dr. Bike sets up a repair garage at the main square to assist residence in repairing their bikes.
6) Bicycle conference – Bicycling for the future 2014.
A whole day conference on sustainable transportation and bicycling,held in cooporation with municipalities in the metropolitan
area and regional bicycle organizations.
7) Bicycle maps distributed to all swimmingpools and sporting facilities, and put on the the town´s webside to encouraged residents in Mosfellsbæ to take advantage
of a wide range of biking trails in Mosfellsbaer.
8) A map showing the 15-minute walking radius and 6 cycling radius from the center Mosfellsbaer introduced to encourage people to walk or bicycle locally.
9) A pilot project with tourist buses running between main attractions in the municipalities in the metropolitan area.
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:
All residence visiting the local library given a bus tickets with
incentives to leave their car at home on the day
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 infrastructure (new foot bridges, pavements, road crossings, zebra crossings etc)
  • Create the tactile pavements