Participants

Contact & Activities

Participating city

Kopavogur
30.697 inhabitants

Local contact

Environment
Bjarki Valberg
Fannborg 6
200 Kopavogur
++354 5701500

Participation 2018

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
16 September
Nature walk. The environmental and transportation committee of Kopavogur in collaboration with the Historic organization of Kopavogur offer a guided walk from the Harbour, along the coastline of Karsnes to the town national day celebration park of Rutstun. The guided tour takes 2.5 hours.
17 September
Unveiling of two cycling and walking counters. The counters are the first step of creating a net of counters for the municipal in the coming years.
18 September
The unveiling a new separated walking and cycling path from district of Vatnsendi to the district of Smárinn. Connecting the two districts with 1.5 km path for cycling and walking.
19 September
The unveiling a new separated walking and cycling path at the sports center Fifan. The new path connects the current cycling path along Fifuhvammsvegur in the district of Smárinn to the district of Vatnsendi to coast line, city center and district of Kársnes.
20 September
Book of knowledge. Educational day a the library regarding environmentally friendly transportation. Companies are invited to showcase their range of bicycles for sale.
21 September
Bicycle tour. A guided tour of the original farmstead settlements in the municipality.
22 September
Bus fares are free this day to encourage the use of public transportation and the mixing of choice of transport.
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.
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)
Public transport services
  • Use of ecological vehicles for public transport fleets
Traffic calming and access control scheme
  • Other: Marking of green walking paths for school children. The crossings near schools are marked with green. The green seal that is illuminated is located at each crossing to indicate the crossing of school
New forms of vehicle use and ownership
  • Launch of online car-pooling and car-sharing schemes
Mobility management
  • Launch of awareness-raising campaigns