Participating towns and cities

Norway Bergen (City of Bergen) , Norway

280.000 inhabitants
Department of urban development
Einar Grieg
P.O.Box 7700
5020 Bergen Bergen
(++47) 90072543

Participation 2017

Activities within the week Activities within the week

Bergen (City of Bergen) organises activities during EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK 2017, taking into account the annual theme.

All week
Bergen is hosting the 2017 UCI Road Cycling World Championships during the European Mobility Week this year. Because of all the restrictions on car use during this period, there will be a strong push for sustainable transport alternatives, especially walking and cycling. There will be campaigns before the week to motivate and help people to get their bikes ready and to prepare for creative and sustainable communting during the event. Every day of the week will be a "car free day", with many main roads and large parts of the city centre closed for cars from 9-19. Cyclists and pedestrians will be rewarded one of the days.

Permanent measures Permanent measures

Bergen (City of Bergen) 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 the tactile pavements
Lowering of pavements
Enlargement of pavements
New forms of vehicle use and ownership
Launch of online car-pooling and car-sharing schemes
Use of clean vehicles
Opening the first of several
Freight distribution
Use of clean vehicles
Further info
The City will also put up signs and markings for the first 12 out of several hundred planned reserved parking spaces for shared cars on public roads.

Car-free day Car-free day

Bergen (City of Bergen) 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:
Several main roads and large parts of the city centre will be closed for cars every day from 9-19 in the period of 16th to 24th of september 2017. The main Activity on these roads is the 2017 UCI Road Cycling World Championships, but there will also be a lot of different Cultural events taking Place in the car free areas. More details on