Contact & Activities

Participating city

132.124 inhabitants

Local contact

Nya rådstugugatan 21
++46 011151644

Participation 2007

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
Actions relative to the theme:
Our week of activates starts already during the 15th of September by without fee showing the film "An inconvenient truth" outdoors and at the same time and place show an outdoor exhibition on CO2 emissions generated by transports.
During the mobility week competitions are going to be held, both a photo competition which started in may 2007, an outdoors walking quiz, and a competition connected to the public transportation will be held.
During the 22nd of September a number of activities will take place, for instance the public transportation will be free of charge during the day, auctioning of second hand bicycles from the lost property office, performance of a climate musical, prizes to the best photos within the photo competition and information about sustainable transportation and biogas production within the municipality, will be handed out.
During the week from 15 of September to the 22 of September all busses and trams in the town will be decorated with a special flag with our own logotype for choosing sustainable transports.
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.
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)
Public transport services
  • Improvement and extension of the public transport network (creation of HOV lanes for public transport modes, new stops, new lines, reserved areas etc)
  • Improvement and extension of the public transport services (express services, increase frequency etc)
  • Development of new technologies to improve public transport
  • Launch of integrated services for the various public transport modes
  • The development of accessible transport services for all
Traffic calming and access control scheme
  • Speed reduction programmes in zones near schools
  • New traffic regulations: traffic circulation and parking
  • Elaboration of new residential areas
  • Create the tactile pavements
  • Create wheelchair ramps
  • Lowering of pavements
  • Launch of accessibility plans
  • Create useful tool for people with reduced mobility
New forms of vehicle use and ownership
  • Launch of online car-pooling and car-sharing schemes
  • Use of clean vehicles
Mobility management
  • Adoption of workplace travel plans
  • Launch of awareness-raising campaigns
  • Elaboration of educational materials
  • Provision of incentives and bonuses to employers
  • Organisation of regular fora or surveys on public opinions and ideas