Contact & Activities

Participating city

Cēsis ()
18.857 inhabitants

Local contact

Development and building department
Evija Taurene
Bērzaines iela 5, Cēsis, Cēsu nov., LV 4101
++371 26346996

Participation 2018

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
16 September
Launching social media contest for the mobility week in Cēsis - #arveloCēsīs #mixandmoveCēsis
All the pictures will be shared on Cēsis social media accounts and put out for public voting. Those with most votes will receive prizes from the municipality.
19 September
Bike to work day - closing Vienības square for traffic, organising cyclists' corridor, cyclist counting and a photowall.
Cyclists will have the opportunity to register their e-mails in order to draw a prize - opportunity to have a bike fixed or diagnosed in the local bike shop!
Cyclists will also be informed about the free of charge bike-fixing stand near "Eži".
#biketowork #arvelocēsīs #arvelouzdarbu
22 September
Car free day in Cēsis.
Central traffic square will be closed for car traffic.
From 10.00 to 14.00 activities for all ages will be organised.
Different cycling activities and test rides with e-bikes will be available throughout the day.
9.00 registration for uphill cycling contest (Lenču street), 10:15 start for age group up to 7 y.o., 10:40 start for 7-15 y.o., 11.20 star for 16-60+ y.o. participants.
12.00 cyclist's parade (Valmieras street) with prizes for decorated bikes
12:25 Green Trial bike show
12.50 Awards ceremony

Local city planners will be there to discuss mobility options with citizens.
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:
Vienības laukums, Lenču iela, Valmieras iela (partly)
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:
Traffic calming and access control scheme
  • Speed reduction programmes in zones near schools
  • Other: Creation of Traffic Safety and Calming strategy for Cēsis city
Participation in related EU initiatives:
  • European Week of Sport
  • The Covenant of Mayors (as signatory)