Contact & Activities

Participating city

95.625 inhabitants

Local contact

Community Development
Ingegerd Krantz
Municipality of Gävle
80184 Gävle
++46 26-17 84 46

Participation 2012

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
Actions relative to the theme:
We will be closing of a street during the european mobility week for the whole week just to show how public space can be utilized differently than today, what it could mean when pedestrians and cyclists are given more space.
We also arrange a conference with the name "Moving in the right direction" see program for more information.
A day of activities just for children are arranged to show them how easy it is to ride their bikes or go by public transport.

Vi kommer att stänga av en gata under Europeiska trafikantveckan för hela veckan bara för att visa hur det offentliga rummet kan utnyttjas på annat sätt än i dag, vad det kan betyda när fotgängare och cyklister får mer utrymme.
Vi arrangerar också en konferens med namnet "På väg åt rätt håll", se programmet för mer information.
En dag av aktiviteter bara för barn arrangeras för att visa dem hur lätt det är att cykla eller åka kollektivtrafik.
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:
Closure of Södra strandgatan Monday, September 17th from 7:00 am to Friday, September 21st at 04.00 pm.
The closure is between Södra Rådmansgatan and Södra Centralgatan.
The closure will show examples of how public space can be utilized differently than today ie what it could mean when pedestrians and cyclists are given more space.

Avstängning Södra strandgatan måndag 17 september 7.00 till fredag 21 september 16.00.
Avstängningen gäller mellan Södra Rådmansgatan och Södra Centralgatan.
Avstängningen ska visa på exempel på hur stadens rum kan utnyttjas annorlunda mot idag det vill säga vad det konkret skulle kunna innebära när fotgängare och cyklister ges ökat utrymme.
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)
  • 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
  • The development of accessible transport services for all
Traffic calming and access control scheme
  • Reduction of outside parking zones
  • New traffic regulations: traffic circulation and parking
  • Create the tactile pavements
  • Create wheelchair ramps
New forms of vehicle use and ownership
  • Use of clean vehicles
Mobility management
  • Adoption of school travel plans
  • Launch of awareness-raising campaigns
  • Elaboration of educational materials
  • Organisation of regular fora or surveys on public opinions and ideas