Contact & Activities

Participating city

92.400 inhabitants

Local contact

Rådgivnings- och miljöstrategiska avdelningen
Jenny Sundén
Karlstads kommun
651 84 Karlstad
++46 54 5404676

Participation 2010

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
Actions relative to the theme:
During this year´s Mobility week, we are advertising a photo contest, were we are looking for "climate heroes" who travel eco-friendly to, for exampel their work or to school. Citizens who wants to participate in the contest, can send us their photo and a motivation until September the 16th.

The motivation shall tell why they are suitable for the award "Climate Hero of Karlstad". The first prize is an electric bicycle. A jury consisting of some local celebrities will pickout the winner. We will also raffle smaller prizes among the other participants.

The photos will be exhibitioned in public aswell.

In the evening of September 22, we will organize a ceremony were the winner will be awarded and during which there will be some entertainments.

So far this event has been noticed in local radio and local newspapers. We also have some fans at Facebook.

Other happenings during Mobility week in Karlstad:

- Two public stations with airpumps for bicycles-tyres are installed in the city.
- Two digital bicycle-counters combined with information, are placed out in public at specific roads for bicycles.
- Roads for bicycle and walking has been given specific names with proposals from citizens. These proposals will be launched during Mobility Week.
- Information about the EU-project SMILES (Sustaine Mobility Involving Learning and experiences). The project encourage pupils to walk or take the bike
to school more often. Some schools are chosen for the project and their pupils will count cars outside the school during Mobility Week.
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 facilities (parking, locks etc)