Contact & Activities

Participating city

128.000 inhabitants

Local contact

Ewa SylegÄrd
Helsingtborgs kommun
25189 Helsingborg
++46 42-10 50 00

Participation 2011

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
Actions relative to the theme:
- A market that is called "alternative wheels market". It will be a happening on the theme emissions - free travelling. With skateboard- and parkour - shows, music entertainment and an exhibition of electric vehicles (cars, bicyckles, electric motorcykles), bicycles, skateboards, inlines, segway and more to show the different means of travel without emissions.
- A bicykle race (but not a competition) to show the possibilities of cykling in and around helsingborg. It will be three different routes; 10km, 32 km and 80 km to attract as many as possible.
- Lunchcycling with a guide will be provided everey work day of the week, to show helsingborg as it looks today, and how it can be in the future.
- Elders lern how to go by bus, even when disabled. We offer a trip where intrested can get info about and practise on how to go by bus, how to pay, what help you can get from the driver and how the bus stops works.
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:
We will close a street that is situated in front of a house called Dunkers, that containes museums, art galleries and theatres. That will make the square outside bigger and connected to Dunkers.
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)