Contact & Activities

Participating city

345.000 inhabitants

Local contact

Spatial Development
Mark Degenkamp
Stadsplateau 1, 3521 AZ, Utrecht
++31 2863747

Participation 2016

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
Actions relative to the theme:
* Way2Go! : Children on 40 primary schools are stimulated to go to school by foot or bike during a week with the Traffic Snake game. Their parents are stimulated as well, to go to school and subsequently to work by a sustainable mode of transport.
* De Juffenfiets ("The Teacher's bike"): start of campaign to get more primary school teachers to bike to their work
* Fietstelweek (Bicycle count week): during one week participants will use an app to register their cycling trips, resulting in more insight in bicycle traffic
* Campaign week for the "travel style test" for students
* Pak het moment ("Catch the Moment") at Maliesingel/Tolsteegsingel roadworks: campaign to promote alternatives for the car
* E-bike Roadshow: a temporary test course for e-bikes on a business site in Utrecht
* "Low Car Diet" meeting for employers (16 Sep)
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)
  • Improvement of infrastructure (new foot bridges, pavements, road crossings, zebra crossings etc)
  • Extension or creation of new greenways
Public transport services
  • Other: Opening of new train station Vaartsche Rijn, 22-8-2016
Traffic calming and access control scheme
  • New traffic regulations: traffic circulation and parking
  • Enlargement of pavements
Freight distribution
  • New regulations for freight distribution
  • Use of clean vehicles
Mobility management
  • Adoption of workplace travel plans
  • Launch of awareness-raising campaigns
  • Provision of incentives and bonuses to employers
  • Permanent access restriction to city centres
More details on permanent measures: