Contact & Activities

Participating city

24.000 inhabitants

Local contact

Sandra van Vianen
Industrieweg 11, 3361 HJ Sliedrecht
++31 642736388

Participation 2016

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
Actions relative to the theme:
During this week there is special attention for cyclists. As the city does want everybody to take part in the Bicycle Count Fiets Telweek.
- Kids will be stimulated to go to school themself walking or by bike. In this way we do want to stimulate the parents not to bring their kids by car.
- Saturday September the 17th
* public transport by bus, organised by Arriva is free.
* there will be a whole day on which the Dutch Cyclist Union is checking bikes on there quality. This is the start of a program where in 6 cities in the area Drechtsteden this will be organised.
* The Right Pressure For Your Tire’ On this event car drivers are advised in practise to check the pressure of the tires more often in order to save fuel, and money and avoid air pollution.
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)
  • Improvement of infrastructure (new foot bridges, pavements, road crossings, zebra crossings 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)
  • Create the tactile pavements
  • Lowering of pavements
  • Enlargement of pavements
New forms of vehicle use and ownership
  • Responsible car-use (eco-driving etc)
Mobility management
  • Permanent access restriction to city centres