Contact & Activities

Participating city

8.800 inhabitants

Local contact

Environmental Department
Tómas Gíslason
Þverholti 2
270 Mosfellsbæ
++354 525-6700

Participation 2013

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
Actions relative to the theme:
Encouraging inhabitants to use environmentally friendly methods of transportation through media information.
Organizing a bicycle ride around town to visit the many hidden wonders of the town.
Organizing a bicycle ride together with other municipitalities in the metromolitan area in connection with "The day of icelandic nature".
Working with schools on a program to encourage pupils and teatchers to walk or cycle to school/work.
Participation in a conference on the advantages of cycling as a public transport, called "Cycling to the future".
Working with the main public transport company on projects encouraging people to use public transports/busses more frequently.
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)
Traffic calming and access control scheme
  • Speed reduction programmes in zones near schools
Mobility management
  • Adoption of workplace travel plans
  • Provision of incentives and bonuses to employers