Participants

Contact & Activities

Participating city

Riga
713.016 inhabitants

Local contact

Riga city council traffic department
Una
Ģertrūdes 36 , Riga
++371 29584470

Participation 2010

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
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.
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
  • Other: Framing of working plan to flatten edges of sidewalks.
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)
Traffic calming and access control scheme
  • Other: Opening a new electric transport charging point.
Accessibilities
  • Lowering of pavements
New forms of vehicle use and ownership
  • Responsible car-use (eco-driving etc)
  • Other: Activation of bicycle registration to protect against bicycle stealing.
Mobility management
  • Provision of incentives and bonuses to employers