Participating towns and cities

Czech RepublicOlomouc, Czech Republic

Population:
100.000 inhabitants
Department:
City Development Office
Contact:
Martin Lunacek
Horní náměstí 583
779 11 Olomouc
(++420) 588488382

Participation 2006

Activities within the week Activities within the week

Olomouc organises activities during EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK 2006, taking into account the annual theme.

On Saturday 16 September, European Mobility Week in Olomouc was launched on Horní Square with a bike ride to the Bystřicka micro-region. At the finish, the health condition of the cyclists was tested. On that day, the city authority opened competitions for children and young people from schools entitled “Ride only with a helmet on a bike". Throughout the day, the schools promoted the events prepared for EMW (cycling and roller blade skating, common skating rides).
On Tuesday, children took part in bike races at Andrle stadium: a bike skill competition for children and young people and on Wednesday, the public bike race for children and young people was held.
On Thursday, interested individuals had an opportunity, in cooperation with wheelchair-bound people, to join the “Try the world as viewed from the wheelchair" event by the Sports Hall of Palacký University. From Monday to Thursday, the organizers offered public lessons for safe roller blade skating in Smetanovy sady.

Permanent measures Permanent measures

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

Car-free day Car-free day

Olomouc carries out a Car-Free Day 2006 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:
On Friday 22 September, many events were held for the occasion of European Car Free Day on Horní Square, which was closed.