Participating towns and cities

IcelandAkureyri, Iceland

19.700 inhabitants
PW and Environment
Rut Jónsdóttir
Geislagata 7
600 Akureyri
(++354) 4601000
Akureyri already registered 9x for EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK in: 2023 2022 2021 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012

Participation 2014

Activities within the week Activities within the week

Akureyri organises activities during EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK 2014, taking into account the annual theme.

All week
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.

Permanent measures Permanent measures

Akureyri 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)
Create or enlarge pedestrian streets
Public transport services
Use of ecological vehicles for public transport fleets

Car-free day Car-free day

Akureyri carries out a Car-Free Day 2014 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:
The town's centre will be closed to traffic during some parts of the week.