Contact & Activities

Participating city

230.000 inhabitants

Local contact

Environment Department
Ben George
County Hall
SA1 3SN Swansea
++44 01792 636343

Participation 2007

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
Actions relative to the theme:
Closure of a city centre street on Friday 21st September.
Various street entertainment with a sustainable transport theme.
Marquees with information about alternative forms of travel.
Static display of the forthcoming new city centre Metro bus.
Local Road Safety Team marquee with goody bags containing road safety information.
Local Authority Transportion Group information stand including local car share initiative.
Local cycle company stands.
Organised cycle rides.
Slow bike race for children.
Rickshaw connections between rail and bus stations.
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.
Zone opened to residents on Car-Free Day:
Total closure to motor traffic of a 300 metre main link road (Wind Street) through the city centre for siting of the ITWMC activities with a safe crossing link to the castle square containing further displays and activities.
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)
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)
Traffic calming and access control scheme
  • New traffic regulations: traffic circulation and parking
  • Create the tactile pavements
  • Enlargement of pavements
Mobility management
  • Launch of awareness-raising campaigns