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 2009

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
Actions relative to the theme:
Conferences, car free kindergartens, eco-friendly driving simulators, bike-day... all the weeks actions are relative to the theme.

16/9: opening of Mobility Week. New focus district announced. Opening of safe routes to school website. Music and refreshments.
17/9: Lunch meeting with politicians, experts and stakeholders at city hall
18/9: Parking at kindergartens closed for cars thus transformed to playgrounds for the children
19/9: Bike day. Bikers gather from the suburbs and ride to the city hall where a bike race, BMX-stunts and downhill races have been organized. City mayor and neighbour town mayors join the bike parade and ride together to the City hall.
20/9: Citizens are encouraged to leave their cars at home. Idea meeting with "Carfree Lifestyle" on how to make the city more liveable and transport friendly.
21/9: Treasure hunt on the bus. Tickets to the Cinema have been hidden on various busses in the city. Also eco-friendly driving simulators are introduced at the city´s help desk at Borgartun 12-14
22/2: The City Mayor opens the city´s first woonerfs and bike parades are organized in the city.
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 facilities (parking, locks etc)
Public transport services
  • Other: Image building with local bus company
Traffic calming and access control scheme
  • Speed reduction programmes in zones near schools
  • Other: Opening of woonerfs in city centre
New forms of vehicle use and ownership
  • Responsible car-use (eco-driving etc)
  • Use of clean vehicles
Mobility management
  • Adoption of workplace travel plans