Contact & Activities

Participating city

404.000 inhabitants

Local contact

Laura Russ
County Hall
DT1 1XJ Dorset
++44 01305 225085

Participation 2011

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
Actions relative to the theme:
The focus this year in accordance with the theme of Alternative Mobility will be on the promotion of Electric Vehicle options in Dorset. There will be opportunties for members of the public to try out electric cars and electric bicycles. The idea is to promote electric vehicles as alternative to conventional powered vehicles.

In addition this year's European Mobility Week will see the launch of a traffic free cycle route linking Weymouth and Dorchester.

There will also be Active Travel stands around the county in accordance with the County's commitment to promoting healthy travel options, offering active and healthy travel as an alternative to sedentary travel.
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)
  • Develop public bicycle hiring and sharing systems
  • 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)
  • Improvement and extension of the public transport services (express services, increase frequency etc)
  • Use of ecological vehicles for public transport fleets
  • Development of new technologies to improve public transport
Traffic calming and access control scheme
  • Create park and ride stations