Contact & Activities

Participating city

60.000 inhabitants

Local contact

Chief Executive's Service
Stephen Carr
Highland Council Headquarters, Glenurquhart Road
IV3 5NX Inverness
++44 1463702543

Participation 2007

The participant is committed to:

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:
Length of road beside River in city centre.
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
  • Develop public bicycle hiring and sharing systems
  • Improvement of bicycle facilities (parking, locks etc)
  • Create or enlarge pedestrian streets
  • Extension or creation of new greenways
Public transport services
  • Improvement and extension of the public transport services (express services, increase frequency etc)
  • Other: Free newspapers on bus and trains, free coffee on trains.
Traffic calming and access control scheme
  • Create park and ride stations
  • Other: Park and Stride zones
  • Other: Raising awareness, raising funds for mobility sports bike
New forms of vehicle use and ownership
  • Launch of online car-pooling and car-sharing schemes
Mobility management
  • Adoption of workplace travel plans
  • Adoption of school travel plans
  • Launch of awareness-raising campaigns
  • Elaboration of educational materials
  • Create systems for buses and walking trains
  • Other: Raising awareness of possibilities