Contact & Activities

Participating city

30.697 inhabitants

Local contact

Bjarki Valberg
Fannborg 6
200 Kopavogur
++354 5701500

Participation 2015

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
Actions relative to the theme:
17:00 - 19:00. Family and forest walk in the valley of Kopavogur. Guides from the local forestry of Kopavogur and Historic association of Kopavogur.
21:00 Inauguration of the LED light under and on the central tunnel and formal start to the European mobility week in Kopavogur
9:00 - 13:00 Cycletrain - All 8.grades of all 9 schools cycle a train circle. One school starts and at each school the 8. grade joins the train until all schools have joined the train and then all schools are returned to their school again until the cycle train has come to an end where is begun.
Cycling for the future conference
8:00 - 16:00
Location: Local cinema
Attendants: 80 people
Speakers from Iceland and Norway
19.9.2015 and 20.9.2015
11:00 to 18:00 both days.
Exhibition and promotion of sustainable transportation and mixing of transportation.
10 companies fill the hallway of Smáralind the largest local shopping centre and promote:
Electric cycles
Suzuki vespa
Electric cars - Leaf - Tesla - Soul
Cycles promoted by Hagkaup and Utilif
Environmental tires promoted by Dekkjahusid
Outdoor and activity clothing and equipment available at
Hjolaleikar promote a cycling test and ability track
Hjolafaerni has a cycling tour
Running groups
Cycling group cycle newly promoted map of Reykjavik loves cycling in Kopavogur
Marking of cycling paths
Promoting in media the car free day and no charge of bus fare on that day. No charge on bus fare on the car-free day.
No charge activities in Kopavogur.
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:
Promoting not using the car on the car free day. No charge in Bus on that day.
No charge activities in Kopavogur.
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)
  • Other: Parking facilities improvement - Cycle lane renovation - Cycling uden alder bicycle for the association of elderly care in Kopavogur
  • Improvement of infrastructure (new foot bridges, pavements, road crossings, zebra crossings etc)
Public transport services
  • Other: Creating a distinction between fast track bus services routes and neighbourhood and leisure bus routes - New routes new emphasis
Traffic calming and access control scheme
  • Speed reduction programmes in zones near schools
  • Other: Assessment of Kársnes to become 30 km zone - or reduced speed zone
  • Lowering of pavements
  • Enlargement of pavements
  • Other: Scheme that aims at moving the car from the streets on to the private parcels of land freeing up the streets and walkways from parked cars
Mobility management
  • Adoption of school travel plans
  • Launch of awareness-raising campaigns
  • Other: Green walkways for school children for walking to school on safe walkroutes - Parent walk with children to school on specific days to show/lern the route -
More details on permanent measures:

Green walkways - Safe routes for children to walk to school - Surface of crossings of children are marked green and with special signs. The routes have added lighting and are presented at all entrances at all schools and distributed by pamphlet to all parents.
Survey of all children how they came to school during the week of mobility week 14-18.9.2015.
Separation of cycling and walking by certain format of width and separation as standard action.