Contact & Activities

Participating city

Umeå ()
127.000 inhabitants

Local contact

Gator och parker, Umeå kommun
Ida Lundström
Umeå kommun
90184 Umeå
++46 90-16 53 54

Participation 2015

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
Actions relative to the theme:
During the european mobility week the region of Västerbotten are going to arrange a sustainable week. All organisations, companys and also the public are encouraged to make their own events during this week.


Campaign on traffic safety will take place during the week. The campaign will focus on the inteaction between different type of transportation. With the vision to decrease traffic injuries. It includes a competition to nominate the best traffic slogan, wich makes it easier to remember the right way to act in traffic.

More information:

The municipality will also give out free bike lights, cycle maps, reflexes etc during the week.
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: - New bicycle paths, for example Nygatan, where parts of the roadway have been rebuilt to a bike path.
  • Improvement of infrastructure (new foot bridges, pavements, road crossings, zebra crossings etc)
  • Other: - A new bike and walking bridge over the river are planned.
Public transport services
  • Use of ecological vehicles for public transport fleets
  • Development of new technologies to improve public transport
  • Other: - New bicycle parking spaces in the centre of Umeå.
Traffic calming and access control scheme
  • Create park and ride stations
  • Elaboration of new residential areas
  • Other: Park and bike. Car park outside the city center with the possibility to store bicycles in bicycle lockers. It´s cheaper than parking the car in the city centre and the motorist can easily bike to the
  • Create wheelchair ramps
  • Lowering of pavements
  • Other: - Bikers Rest is a modern and linear cycle support for traffic light junctions. It gives the cyclist a footrest and a handle to grab, while waiting for the green light next to one of the busiest roads
New forms of vehicle use and ownership
  • Launch of online car-pooling and car-sharing schemes
  • Responsible car-use (eco-driving etc)
  • Use of clean vehicles
Mobility management
  • Adoption of workplace travel plans
  • Launch of awareness-raising campaigns
  • Development of travel plans / mobility plans in consultation with local stakeholders
  • Provision of incentives and bonuses to employers
  • Development of systems and equipment for measuring air quality in public places
  • Organisation of regular fora or surveys on public opinions and ideas
  • Other: - Car park becomes bicycle parking spaces in the centre of Umeå. Due to high demand, the bicyclists now have the possibility to park directly next to the mall.
More details on permanent measures:

- Covered bicycle parking spaces next to a bus stop outside the city centre.
- Preliminary study for a bicycle parking garage.
- Direction for pedestrians and cyclists.