Participating towns and cities

IcelandKópavogur, Iceland

40.000 inhabitants
Birkir Rútsson
Digranesvegur 1
200 Kópavogur

Participation 2014

Activities within the week Activities within the week

Kópavogur organises activities during EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK 2014, taking into account the annual theme.

All week
General publication meeting with cycling orginzations in order to promote cycling and emphesis the new 4 year cycle paths plan.

Survey in all primary schools to monitoring the transportation choice and pattern.

Survey to identify the selected routes to school that are then prioritised in maintenance, development and overall service of the municipal.

Permanent measures Permanent measures

Kópavogur implements one or more new permanent measure(s), which contribute(s) to modal transfer from private car to environmentally sound means of transport.

New or improved bicycle facilities
Improvement of bicycle network (creation of new lanes, extension, renovation, signposting etc)
General meeting and publication of a new 4 year plan for cycling
Improvement of infrastructure (new foot bridges, pavements, road crossings, zebra crossings etc)
Implentation of safe ways from residential areas to school locations
Public transport services
Improvement and extension of the public transport services (express services, increase frequency etc)
Employess given bus tickets with car restictions in effect.
Traffic calming and access control scheme
Speed reduction programmes in zones near schools
Demarcation of school zones with surface paint and poles, digital speed measuring devices by school zones
Lowering of pavements
Enlargement of pavements
Cyclings lights
Mobility management
Adoption of school travel plans
Launch of awareness-raising campaigns
Provision of incentives and bonuses to employers

Car-free day Car-free day

Kópavogur carries out a Car-Free Day 2014 and closes off one or more streets to traffic, and opens it to pedestrians, cyclists and public transport.

Zone opened to residents on Car-Free Day:
Employees are given sub tickets to use to get to and from work on the 22.9.2014 and access will be restricted.