Participants

Contact & Activities

Participating city

Hafnarfjörður
320.000 inhabitants

Local contact

Umhverfis- og skipulagsþjónusta
Berglind Guðmundsdóttir
Norðurhella 2
++354 5855619

Participation 2014

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
Actions relative to the theme:
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.
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:
Our natusspaces south of the city are resticted to the privat car.
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)
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
Accessibilities
  • 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