Contact & Activities

Participating city

17.000 inhabitants

Local contact

Lars Ivarsson
Sölvesborgs kommun, Repslagaregatan 1
294 80 Sölvesborg
++46 456816158

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 have different activities during the week. Mostly in the center of town. We will show electric cars, offer test rides on electrical bikes, give information about coming bike path projects.

The buss and train company Blekingetrafiken will give information about good transportation and maybe give och tickets for test rides with the train.

We will show a solar powered bicycle pump and install at least one permanent public bicycle air pump.
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:
The center of Sölvesborg will be reserved solely for pedestrians and cyclists during saturday September 22.
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)
Traffic calming and access control scheme
  • Elaboration of new residential areas
New forms of vehicle use and ownership
  • Responsible car-use (eco-driving etc)