Contact & Activities

Participating city

20.000 inhabitants

Local contact

Sandra van Vianen
Postbus 15, 4141 DA Leerdam
++31 + 31642736388

Participation 2016

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
Actions relative to the theme:
- a whole where cyclists can take part in the bicycle count.
- a whole week where kids are stimulated to go by foot or bike to school.
- free public transport by bus on the 17th of September
- Monday September 19th - their is a special safety training for people who do use a mobility scooter organised by the volunteers of the Dutch Road Safety Union
- Thursday.
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)
  • Develop public bicycle hiring and sharing systems
  • Improvement of bicycle facilities (parking, locks etc)
  • Create or enlarge pedestrian streets
  • Improvement of infrastructure (new foot bridges, pavements, road crossings, zebra crossings etc)
  • Extension or creation of new greenways
  • Other: As the city is famous because of his glas-blowing factory and history we are developping a special route for pedastrians to bridge the distance between the museum and factory.
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
Traffic calming and access control scheme
  • Speed reduction programmes in zones near schools
  • Reduction of outside parking zones
  • Create park and ride stations
  • Elaboration of new residential areas
  • Create the tactile pavements
  • Create wheelchair ramps
  • Enlargement of pavements
  • Elaboration of sound devices in traffic lights
  • Launch of accessibility plans
New forms of vehicle use and ownership
  • Responsible car-use (eco-driving etc)
  • Use of clean vehicles
  • Other: new policy to promote the use of electric cars.
Mobility management
  • Launch of awareness-raising campaigns
  • Elaboration of educational materials
  • Development of travel plans / mobility plans in consultation with local stakeholders
  • Permanent access restriction to city centres
  • Other: Autum 2016 the city will start a communication campaign titeld 'Be a guest in Leerdam North'