Participating towns and cities

IcelandHafnarfjörður, Iceland

320.000 inhabitants
Umhverfis- og skipulagsþjónusta
Berglind Guðmundsdóttir
Norðurhella 2
(++354) 5855619
Hafnarfjörður already registered 12x for EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK in: 2020 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2011 2010 2008 2006 2004 2003

Participation 2014

Activities within the week Activities within the week

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

All week
Get citiziens attention by "greening" some parking areas downtown. The areas are grassed and decorated by outside furniture, flowers and flags. If the wheather is good we get some books from the libary and put them on the benches. So its possible to sit down and read some books on the green parking areas. This raises curiosity and people ask questions what we are doing. The point is - we are trying to show what 2 parking areas can make nice spaces in cities. By that we get positive feedback to do the city more friendly to walking and bicycle people instead to use the car.

Permanent measures Permanent measures

Hafnarfjörður 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)
Improvement of bicycle facilities (parking, locks etc)
Public transport services
Improvement and extension of the public transport network (creation of HOV lanes for public transport modes, new stops, new lines, reserved areas etc)
Improvement and extension of the public transport services (express services, increase frequency etc)
Use of ecological vehicles for public transport fleets
Development of new technologies to improve public transport
Launch of integrated services for the various public transport modes
The development of accessible transport services for all
Traffic calming and access control scheme
Speed reduction programmes in zones near schools
Create park and ride stations
Elaboration of new residential areas
Create the tactile pavements
Create wheelchair ramps
Lowering of pavements
Elaboration of sound devices in traffic lights
Removal of architectonic barriers
Launch of accessibility plans
Create useful tool for people with reduced mobility

Car-free day Car-free day

Hafnarfjörður 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:
Our natusspaces south of the city are resticted to the privat car.