Participating towns and cities

NorwayOslo, Norway

700.000 inhabitants
Martin Bergheim
Karvesvingen 3
0579 Oslo

Participation 2015

Activities within the week Activities within the week

Oslo organises activities during EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK 2015, taking into account the annual theme.

All week
On September 16th we are organizing an opening event for European Mobility Week in Oslo; it is a drive-in screening of the brand new documentary "Bikes vs. cars" (

On September 18th, the City of Oslo together with Institute of Transport Economics (TØI), are organizing a free seminar called "In town without my car". Program and registration:

On Car Free Day 22nd of September we are among others distributing 4000 hangtags on bikes to encourage biking and give a reminder that you are allowed to bring your bike for free on the subway out of rush hours. On the same day we are distributing 5000 'flyers' on cars communicating the EMW theme: leave your car at home and choose a mix of other transport modes in stead.

Permanent measures Permanent measures

Oslo 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)
Improvement of infrastructure (new foot bridges, pavements, road crossings, zebra crossings etc)
Extension or creation of new greenways
Public transport services
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
Traffic calming and access control scheme
Speed reduction programmes in zones near schools
New traffic regulations: traffic circulation and parking
Elaboration of new residential areas
Hearing children, to create safer streets around schools, so they want to walk and bicycle to school.
Elaboration of sound devices in traffic lights
New forms of vehicle use and ownership
Use of clean vehicles
Freight distribution
Use of clean vehicles
Create new platforms for freight transfer
Mobility management
Adoption of school travel plans
Launch of awareness-raising campaigns
Development of travel plans / mobility plans in consultation with local stakeholders
Create systems for buses and walking trains
Development of systems and equipment for measuring air quality in public places
Further info
Most of these measures will not be implemented during the event, but are measures that were implemented so far in 2015.
From school childrens reports, we now improve the streets and surroundings around primary school routes, so they want to walk and bicycle more often.

Car-free day Car-free day

Oslo carries out a Car-Free Day 2015 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 City of Oslo will not close any streets to traffic. Instead, we are encouraging everybody to participate in Car Free Day simply by not driving their cars. We have created a Facebook event to mobilize people, and on Car Free Day we are distributing 4000 bike seat rain covers, 4000 bike hangtags and 5000 flyers on cars to communicate Car Free Day, green mobility and green transport mix. There will be pop-up street theatre in Oslo all day based on the book "If there were no cars" by Hilde Hodnefjeld.

On August 31st The Norwegian Automobile Association (NAF) launched their campaign "Kampen om tiden" ( They encourage commuters between Asker and Oslo to participate in a spectacular experiment and change their travel behaviour on 22/9.