Contact & Activities

Participating city

95.625 inhabitants

Local contact

Community Development
Ingegerd Krantz
Municipality of Gävle
80184 Gävle
++46 26-17 84 46

Participation 2015

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
Actions relative to the theme:
Bicycle-friendly workplace
Gävle municipality is working with the county municipalities and the Region Gavleborg to get new bicycle-friendly workplaces.
Read more about the award here

To Sept. 17 is the breakthrough for the electric car here and now?
Technology, future and own experiences.
Nature Conservation Society invites you to a lecture by Robert Stahl.
Time: 18:30
Location: Study Promotion Association, Northern Köpmangatan 12 A Gavle

Fri 18 Sept Featured Today - City buses and Gävle municipality encourages travelers with a breakfast bag.

Fri 18 Sept Imaginary road accident
MHF (motist organization) carry out together with the emergency services, ambulance and police, a mock accident. All steps in the chain of alerting and give first aid to emergency services are on site and can take care of the injured. Time: 12.30 Location: Main Square

22-24 / 9 Do you live sustainably?
Adult Education in Gävle, theme days to inspire students and employees to sustainable lifestyles and Health

23/9 Car free day
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)
  • Create or enlarge pedestrian streets
  • Improvement of infrastructure (new foot bridges, pavements, road crossings, zebra crossings etc)
Public transport services
  • Improvement and extension of the public transport services (express services, increase frequency etc)
  • Development of new technologies to improve public transport
  • The development of accessible transport services for all
Mobility management
  • Launch of awareness-raising campaigns
More details on permanent measures:


Participates in European Cycling Challenge campaign May 1 to 31
Perform the winter cyclist campaign
Environmental Benefit Day for all Gävle November 10
Cycle day Stortorget Gävle April 25
Bicycle-friendly workplace campaign
Guerrilla Attack cycle diodes activity
Workshop on sustainable travel with stakeholders in Gavle
Participation in school forums for elementary school (Mobility Management)
Turf (newly established association in Gävle)
Slowroll Gavle (newly launched in Gävle)

Started internal environmental network in the Municipal Group
Participating in the national network MMMiS (Possibilities of Mobility Management in social planning)
Mobility Network - collaboration in Texas
Participation in Euro Towns Network - Task Team Mobility
Participation in the project: Noise Mapping Network (SKL & EPA)
Regional rent-bike-project

Environment financial 2015 (follow-up of the Strategic Environmental Programme)
New comprehensive plan (in progress)
New energy
Evaluation report on sustainable travel in Gävle MaxQ
Satisfaction measurement cyclists
Development of the main cycle network
Environmental requirements in the procurement of travel agency services
Development of a centralized vehicle liability (company cars and business cycles in the Municipal Group)
Development of climate shift model in the Municipal Group
New parking policy
New parking numbers for bicycle and car
Change of pay zones for parking in central Gävle
Green parkering purcahse - contracts for parking solution for new build areas
Mobility Plans
Development of method for Mobility Management in the planning application process
Freight Flow Analysis
Detailed comprehensive plan for East Coast line
Lighting plan
Follow-up of the Transport Strategy
Bicycle path Display Plan 2015
High priority and attractive bus services in Gävle - Development of the red line - Trunk route 2
Bus priority at traffic signals (Investigation)
Action plan for the design and construction of commuter parking in Gävle municipality (in progress)

Speed Secured bicycle crossings
Improved snow removal of bike lanes on main bike network
Improved gravel and leaf-pickup on bike paths
5 new bicycle pumps to the public
New cycle paths
Parking Management Systems
New pedestrian and cycle paths
New bus stops