Contact & Activities

Participating city

97.785 inhabitants

Local contact

Planning office
Pernilla Widstam
Kyrkogatan 5
302 42 Halmstad
++46 727352419

Participation 2009

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
Actions relative to the theme:
Fifty percent of our citys emissions of carbon dioxide comes from car traffic. The city is working with several programs for reducing traffic in the city centre and making more people to walk, cycle or travel by bus. During the European mobility week we will invite people do discuss these plans, inspire behavioural change and show the alternatives, for example:

Handsome, smart and rich
What will happen if you go to town without your car more often. A kind of exhibition that stimulates discussion on these matters. (a representative from MM-office will be available for discussion)

MM in city planning
In connection with the mobility week there will be a seminar for the local politicians on Mobility Management in city planning.

Strengthening smart behaviour
Nice surpises for those already traveling by bus. (we always work on those who doesn't.)

Health cyclists
During two years the city has managed a health cyclist project. Participants in this project will take part during the mobility week and tell about their experiences.
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:
Köpmansgatan is the street that will be our new pedestrian lane, in the middle of the city centre. There are a lot of shops here but not much space for pedestrians and cyclists because they share the space with cars and parking places. We restrict this area during the 19th of September to show how nice this area will be when the pedestrian lane is done. There will also be an opportunity for people to ask questions and give their views on the project.
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:
  • Create or enlarge pedestrian streets
New forms of vehicle use and ownership
  • Responsible car-use (eco-driving etc)
Mobility management
  • Launch of awareness-raising campaigns
  • Development of travel plans / mobility plans in consultation with local stakeholders