Contact & Activities

Participating city

345.000 inhabitants

Local contact

Spatial Development
Mark Degenkamp
Stadsplateau 1, 3521 AZ, Utrecht
++31 2863747

Participation 2017

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
Actions relative to the theme:
"Smart Transport, smart ordering" Inspiration session for local businesses, transporters and suppliers. Promoting shared, bundled and clean freight deliveries in the city centre. (18 September)
* Logistic broker advices businesses how to reduce van and truck trips during rush hours.
* Fietstelweek (Bicycle count week): during one week participants will use an app to register their cycling trips, resulting in more insight in bicycle traffic
* E-bike Roadshow: a temporary test course for e-bikes on a business site in Utrecht
* Start of fully electrical bus service on line 1, with special chargers at terminus
Carrying out a Car-Free Day event by closing one or more streets to traffic, and opening it to pedestrians, cyclists and public transport. This should preferably happen on 22 September to mark your town or city as part of World Car-Free Day.
Zone opened to residents on Car-Free Day:
Two streets, Kersstraat and Concordiastraat, have been temporarily fitted as "living streets". Residents could use the road and parking spaces in a different way and actually live on the streets. (Ps This was not in the mobility week itself, but during the summer for several 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)
  • 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)
  • Other: The pedestrian zone will be expanded as od 1 January 2018
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)
  • Use of ecological vehicles for public transport fleets
  • Launch of integrated services for the various public transport modes
  • The development of accessible transport services for all
Traffic calming and access control scheme
  • Speed reduction programmes in zones near schools
  • Reduction of outside parking zones
  • Create park and ride stations
  • New traffic regulations: traffic circulation and parking
  • Elaboration of new residential areas
  • Create the tactile pavements
  • Create wheelchair ramps
  • Lowering of pavements
  • Enlargement of pavements
  • Elaboration of sound devices in traffic lights
New forms of vehicle use and ownership
  • Responsible car-use (eco-driving etc)
  • Use of clean vehicles
Freight distribution
  • New regulations for freight distribution
  • Use of clean vehicles
  • Create new platforms for freight transfer
  • Other: New regulations, stimulating clean vehicles and gradually reducing time windows for more pollutant vehicles, will be in force 1 January 2018.
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
  • Permanent access restriction to city centres
  • Development of systems and equipment for measuring air quality in public places
  • Organisation of regular fora or surveys on public opinions and ideas