Contact & Activities

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Participation 2011

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
Actions relative to the theme:
The Municipality of Norrköping is committed and proud to be participating and organising a week of awareness-raising and campaign activities for European Mobility Week 2011.

Norrköping is located in a dynamic and creative area known as the East Sweden Region. In a ground-breaking initiative to bring the region’s 13 municipalities together and to reach the region’s 427 000 inhabitants, the East Sweden Energy Agency has been appointed by the Swedish Transport Administration as regional coordinator for European Mobility Week 2011. These agencies strive for a more energy-efficient regional transport system and promote sustainable transportation through a strong and successful collaboration with all the municipalities of the East Sweden Region, led and coordinated by the East Sweden Energy Agency.

European Mobility Week is a significant event in the East Sweden Region and every municipality participates. As a result of the network and cooperation, small municipalities can also have a greater chance to participate and be active in the initiative. As one of the biggest towns in the region, the Municipality of Norrköping is participating in joint activities organised by the East Sweden Energy Agency such as the “In town without my car!” event, promotional give-away reflectors, advertising in the regional press, Extra Östergötland and a musical theatre production.

The specific actions in Norrköping include transforming a town centre road into a pedestrian zone with street stands and exploitation activities which involve visitors and passers-by in the sustainability and Norrköping of the future dialogues, street theatre for young visitors and testing environmentally-sound and safe transport alternatives. Two seminars are being held on 20 September. The first is open to the general public and entitled ’Transport policy priorities – how do they affect me?’ to be held at 6.30 pm at Café Vetekornet in Norrköping. The second is a seminar for public servants who specifically work with behaviour modification, traffic and town-planning entitled ’From vision to reality’, to be held from 1 pm to 5 pm in Rosen Civic Offices. The seminars will be delivered by the same speaker Karolina Isaksson from the Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute, VTI. (See below for more details). The “In town without my car!” event involves a car covered with the message “Give your car a holiday” placed on Hamnbron, one of the busiest and most congested roads in Norrköping, for the whole week 16-22 September.

Our participation and details of our activities are available through a number of channels. Explore the European Mobility Week website, the website of the Municipality of Norrköping, the regional press newspaper Extra Östergötland, the East Sweden Region network updates and the European Mobility Week coordinator for East Sweden, the East Sweden Energy Agency press releases. Local, regional and EU information will be published in Swedish, with selected information in English to disseminate the initiatives as widely as possible. Press releases from the Municipality of Norrköping, for which the Information office has received notification in advance, will be published in tandem with the joint press releases from the East Sweden Energy Agency on 14 and 20 September.
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:
Prästgatan in Norrköping is closed to road traffic between 7 am and 6 pm on 22 September. Attractive, seasonal flower arrangements are used to delineate the new pedestrian zone and all the Prästgatan boutiques have street stands to create an atmosphere of a healthy and safe, car-free shopping area. Representatives from the Municipality of Norrköping public service office for sustainability are on site to answer questions and coordinate the activities for the day.

Municipal Councillor for the Environment, Mattias Stenberg attends the event between 12 pm - 2 pm riding around the area on a Segway (a two-wheeled, self-balancing electric vehicle) talking to constituents about the design of car-free roads and Norrköping in the future. The general public has the chance to test electric bicycles and witness the latest range of bicycles at Haga Cykel’s stand, a Norrköping bicycle store. Visitors can try their luck at a quiz whilst walking along the street and enjoy the music theatre group Gulasch who are performing on Prästgatan. Gulasch create productions for children and young people with environmental issues at the heart of their scripts and in collaboration with the Municipality of Norrköping. Reflectors will be distributed as give-aways to visitors to encourage safety for pedestrians and cyclists.
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)
  • 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)
  • Use of ecological vehicles for public transport fleets
  • Development of new technologies to improve public transport
  • The development of accessible transport services for all
  • Other: New trams, one of europes most modern fleet of trams.
Traffic calming and access control scheme
  • Create park and ride stations
  • New traffic regulations: traffic circulation and parking
  • Elaboration of new residential areas
  • Create the tactile pavements
  • Create wheelchair ramps
  • Lowering of pavements
  • Elaboration of sound devices in traffic lights
New forms of vehicle use and ownership
  • Use of clean vehicles
  • Other: Improved and extended car-sharing
Freight distribution
  • Use of clean vehicles
Mobility management
  • Adoption of school travel plans
  • Launch of awareness-raising campaigns
  • Other: Use of educational material in schools.