Participating towns and cities

NetherlandsUtrecht, Netherlands

367.984 inhabitants
Sustainable Mobility
Maureen Heijmen
Stadsplateau 1
3521 AZ Utrecht
(++31) 618652158
Utrecht already registered 12x for EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK in: 2023 2017 2016 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002

Participation 2017

Activities within the week Activities within the week

Utrecht organises activities during EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK 2017, taking into account the annual theme.

All week
"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

Permanent measures Permanent measures

Utrecht implements one or more new permanent measure(s), which contribute(s) to modal transfer from private car to environmentally sound means of transport.

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)
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
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

Car-free day Car-free day

Utrecht carries out a Car-Free Day 2017 and closes off one or more streets to traffic, and opens it to pedestrians, cyclists and public transport.

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)