Participating towns and cities

NorwayMoss, Norway

Population:
30.988 inhabitants
Department:
Miljø
Contact:
Gyda Rolfsøn
Kirkegata 15
1501 Moss
(++47) 400 11
Moss already registered 3x for EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK in: 2015 2014 2013

Participation 2013

Activities within the week Activities within the week

Moss organises activities during EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK 2013, taking into account the annual theme.

The municipality of Moss will arrange a 3 day class teaching new immigrants to ride a bike. This will create more cyclists in the city, thereby better air quality, as well as contributing to integrate the new citizens.
Landscape architect students from the Norwegian university of Life Sciences are going to create a temporary park covering app. 230 m2 of a parking area in the city center. The park will be available for citizens to use the whole week, and a local youth environment organization (NU) will be serving coffee and food. By having NU present, the park will hopefully be a gathering point for the local youth. The park in itself will also contribute to cleaner air and reduce the number of cars in the city center.
The administration in Environment and waste management will also pay tribute to local commuters who use their bike or walk to the train station. They will receive a fair trade banana and a bike seat cover, as well as a card thanking them for walking/riding their bikes. This should encourage them to continue to walk/bike, and hopefully encourage other commuters to do the same.
We also focus on the national campaign named "Beintøft" which encourages school children to walk or ride their bikes to school. Three schools are participating so far. This will reduce the number of cars around schools and thereby create a better air quality for school children.
In order to further focus on youth, we are participating in the national Instagram campaign "Pimp-my-bike". This is an Instagram competition where the best photo of a "pimped" bike will win a new bike

Permanent measures Permanent measures

Moss implements one or more new permanent measure(s), which contribute(s) to modal transfer from private car to environmentally sound means of transport.

New or improved bicycle facilities
Improvement of bicycle network (creation of new lanes, extension, renovation, signposting etc)
Pedestrianisation
Create or enlarge pedestrian streets
Accessibilities
Enlargement of pavements
Removal of architectonic barriers

Car-free day Car-free day

Moss carries out a Car-Free Day 2013 and closes off one or more streets to traffic, and opens it to pedestrians, cyclists and public transport.

Zone opened to residents on Car-Free Day:
18 parking spaces, approx. 230m2, at Domustorget in the city center will be unavailable for cars during the whole European Mobility Week.