Participating towns and cities

NorwayPorsgrunn, Norway

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

Participation 2010

Activities within the week Activities within the week

Porsgrunn organises activities during EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK 2010, taking into account the annual theme.

Actions relative to the theme: "Travel smarter, Live better"
During the EMW Porsgrunn and Skien will co-oordinated our activities, and show the conection between movement and health.We will use humour in our campain. We will focus on bicycle, walking, fruit and vegetables.
- bicycle rebus in town senter
- bicycle competion between achivements in Porsgrunn and Skien
- bicycle tour combine with walking in the woods/mountain
-competion between primary schools in Porsgrunn and Skien (walk and bicycle to school)
- piazza on a parking lot in town senter
-seminar were the participants are youth, politicians and shoop owners
-opening of parking place for bicycles
-exebition in town senter

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)
Pedestrianisation
Improvement of infrastructure (new foot bridges, pavements, road crossings, zebra crossings etc)
Public transport services
The development of accessible transport services for all
Traffic calming and access control scheme
Reduction of outside parking zones
New traffic regulations: traffic circulation and parking
Accessibilities
Create the tactile pavements
Create wheelchair ramps
Lowering of pavements
Enlargement of pavements
Removal of architectonic barriers
Launch of accessibility plans
Create useful tool for people with reduced mobility
Mobility management
Elaboration of educational materials
Provision of incentives and bonuses to employers

Car-free day Car-free day

Porsgrunn carries out a Car-Free Day 2010 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:
- Parking spaces in town senter
- the main street in the town senter