Contact & Activities

Participating city

30.697 inhabitants

Local contact

Bjarki Valberg
Fannborg 6
200 Kopavogur
++354 5701500

Participation 2014

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
Actions relative to the theme:
General publication meeting with cycling orginzations in order to promote cycling and emphesis the new 4 year cycle paths plan.

Survey in all primary schools to monitoring the transportation choice and pattern.

Survey to identify the selected routes to school that are then prioritised in maintenance, development and overall service of the municipal.
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:
Employees are given sub tickets to use to get to and from work on the 22.9.2014 and access will be restricted.
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)
  • Other: General meeting and publication of a new 4 year plan for cycling
  • Improvement of infrastructure (new foot bridges, pavements, road crossings, zebra crossings etc)
  • Other: Implentation of safe ways from residential areas to school locations
Public transport services
  • Improvement and extension of the public transport services (express services, increase frequency etc)
  • Other: Employess given bus tickets with car restictions in effect.
Traffic calming and access control scheme
  • Speed reduction programmes in zones near schools
  • Other: Demarcation of school zones with surface paint and poles, digital speed measuring devices by school zones
  • Lowering of pavements
  • Enlargement of pavements
  • Other: Cyclings lights
Mobility management
  • Adoption of school travel plans
  • Launch of awareness-raising campaigns
  • Provision of incentives and bonuses to employers