Participating towns and cities

NorwayPorsgrunn, Norway

35.000 inhabitants
Lena Karoliussen
Postboks 128
3901 Porsgrunn
(++47) 92 80 85 20
Porsgrunn already registered 5x for EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK in: 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009

Participation 2009

Activities within the week Activities within the week

Porsgrunn organises activities during EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK 2009, taking into account the annual theme.

All week
- Free bus during the "In Town Without My Car"
- exebicion _ Shows how mutch space the car takes compered to bus, cycling and walking
- Demonstrations og wintercycling at the university and hospital, for students and workers
- Walking and cycling competion between all scools i Porsgrunn and Skien
- cycling cours for children
- setting aside area for activities in the mainstreet

Permanent measures Permanent measures

Porsgrunn implements one or more new permanent measure(s), which contribute(s) to modal transfer from private car to environmentally sound means of transport.

New or improved bicycle facilities
Improvement of bicycle facilities (parking, locks etc)
Improvement of infrastructure (new foot bridges, pavements, road crossings, zebra crossings etc)
Traffic calming and access control scheme
Reduction of outside parking zones
New traffic regulations: traffic circulation and parking
Create useful tool for people with reduced mobility
New forms of vehicle use and ownership
Use of clean vehicles
Freight distribution
Use of clean vehicles
Mobility management
Adoption of workplace travel plans
Development of travel plans / mobility plans in consultation with local stakeholders
Create systems for buses and walking trains

Car-free day Car-free day

Porsgrunn carries out a Car-Free Day 2009 and closes off one or more streets to traffic, and opens it to pedestrians, cyclists and public transport.

Zone opened to residents on Car-Free Day:
- the mainstreet and two parking areas