Participants

Contact & Activities

Participating city

Reykjavik
120.000 inhabitants

Local contact

Department of Environment and Planning
Björg Helgadóttir
Borgartun 12-14
105 Reykjavik
++354 4118902

Participation 2007

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
Actions relative to the theme:
Opening of Mobility Week in a city park where children and adults are invited outside to play.
Conference and exhibition on environmentally friendly fuel for transport.
Cinema day - mobility/environmentally-related movies at local cinema with short films from students in relation to mobility week 2006
Workshop for local inhabitants on reclaiming streets for people.
Conference on same theme for residents in the capitol area.
Annual bicycle day with streets reserved for cyclists, followed by a bicycle race around the city pond where downtown Reykjavik is closed for car traffic for some time.
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)
Pedestrianisation
  • Create or enlarge pedestrian streets
  • Improvement of infrastructure (new foot bridges, pavements, road crossings, zebra crossings etc)
  • Extension or creation of new greenways
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)
  • Development of new technologies to improve public transport
  • Launch of integrated services for the various public transport modes
Traffic calming and access control scheme
  • New traffic regulations: traffic circulation and parking
Accessibilities
  • Enlargement of pavements
Mobility management
  • Adoption of workplace travel plans
  • Launch of awareness-raising campaigns
  • Provision of incentives and bonuses to employers