Participants

Contact & Activities

Participating city

Akureyri
19.700 inhabitants

Local contact

PW and Environment
Rut Jónsdóttir
Geislagata 7
600 Akureyri
++354 4601000

Participation 2014

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
Actions relative to the theme:
During the week inhabitants of Akureyri are encouraged to travel by foot, bike or public transportation.
In connection with Parking Day, a few parking spots in the city centre will be covered with grass and a bench and flowers placed on it. This "park" will excist the whole week. Also the city's centre will be closed for traffic for most of the week and activities will be organized on the streets.
Organized bike trips will take place.
Travel survey will be made in the town's elementary schools and the results compared to last two years.
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 town's centre will be closed to traffic during some parts of the week.
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)
Pedestrianisation
  • Create or enlarge pedestrian streets
Public transport services
  • Use of ecological vehicles for public transport fleets