Participating towns and cities

IcelandSveitarfélagið Garður, Iceland

1.544 inhabitants
Environmental department
Særún Ástþórsdóttir
Sunnubraut 4
250 Garður Iceland Sveitarfélagið Garður
(++354) 4227150
Sveitarfélagið Garður already registered 3x for EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK in: 2010 2009 2008

Participation 2010

Activities within the week Activities within the week

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

Information leaflet to all homes in Garður where the week is advertised and good advice is given to the inhabitants concerning the theme.

Bus travel made easier by improving bus stops and making them more comfortable for bus users. Improving the busses tavel plan by adding new trips to the plan.

Students in school and kindergarden will participate in the week and exhibit their projects around town.

A scheduke of walks and fun outdoor activities, where healthy living and travel is the main theme, will be planned and advertised .

Permanent measures Permanent measures

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

Improvement of infrastructure (new foot bridges, pavements, road crossings, zebra crossings etc)
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)
The development of accessible transport services for all
Traffic calming and access control scheme
Speed reduction programmes in zones near schools
Assess the assesibilty in town and see where improvements are needed.

Car-free day Car-free day

Sveitarfélagið Garður 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:
On the ,,In town without my car day,, the car park of the kindergarden will be closed for cars. Kids and staff will bring their bikes and use the car park for biking.