Participating towns and cities

Latvia Liepāja (Liepaja) , Latvia

64.000 inhabitants
Rožu street 6
3401 Liepāja

Participation 2006

Activities within the week Activities within the week

Liepāja (Liepaja) organises activities during EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK 2006, taking into account the annual theme.

All week
During mobility week Liepaja city council will promote and support many activities of local NGOs, municipal and state institutions, youth organizations. The hot theme will be YOU COUNTROL CLIMATE CHANGE.

Main actions will be:
1) The 23rd of September will be "IN TOWN WITHOUT CAR DAY". There are information in radio, local newspapers, public transport about these day and its idea. Everybody can participate, leaving his car at home. The main activity will be Bicycle race in the city streets. Participants will have T-shirts with official campaign logo. After race will be possible to pass an examination and receive cyclist certificate.
2) Local NGO "Green center" organizes the drawing contest for childrens. The exhibition of drawing will be opened in 18th of September. The theme of contest is "IN TOWN WITHOUT CAR".
3) Local NGO "Green center" organizes sports. Everybody can participate.
4) Local NGO "Environment breath" organizes information seminar about air quality on September 21-22.
5) Ciy Sport department organizes OLYMPIC DAY with different sport activities.

Permanent measures Permanent measures

Liepāja (Liepaja) 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

Liepāja (Liepaja) 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:
It will be one of two streets in the city center opened for car free day: non-motorised transport activities on the 23rd of September