Participants

Contact & Activities

Participating city

Garkalne municipality ()
8.718 inhabitants

Local contact

Project and development department
Klāvs
Brīvības gatve 455, Rīga, LV-1024
++371 26051314

Participation 2017

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
Actions relative to the theme:
1) An opening event (22th September, 13:30PM) for the extension of bicycle network in the district of Garkalne - the village Langstiņi (480m);
2) Cycling orienteering competitions (Velo-Foto, 14:00-18:00PM );
3) Demonstrations of extra ordinary bicycles (14:00PM), after demonstrations there will be a possibility to drive with these bicycles.
4) At the end of the velo-foto, participants will get prizes, hot tea and healthy snacks,
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:
On 22 September, the lenght from the highway A2 to the sign Langstiņi (Elenburgas street) will be closed to traffic and opened it to cyclists and public transport. As well as, public transport will be reorganised, because the destination point will be moved to the nearest bus stop.
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)
Mobility management
  • Launch of awareness-raising campaigns
  • Elaboration of educational materials
More details on permanent measures:

22th of September - 13.30PM an opening event for the extension of bicycle network in the district of Garkalne - the village Langstiņi (480m). The extension of bicycle network in Langstiņi involves fully improved lane with LED lights and necessary signpostings, which makes it more safer.
Also, this event will involve cycling orienteering competitions (Velo-Foto, 14:00-18:00PM );
Demonstrations of extra ordinary bicycles (14:00PM) will be provided to the participants , after demonstrations there will be a possibility to drive with these bicycles.
At the end of the velo-foto, participants will get prizes, hot tea and healthy snacks, DJ will ensure sporty mood during the event.