Participating towns and cities

LatviaValmiera, Latvia

24.575 inhabitants
Branding and Public Relations Department
Elizabete Ločmele
Lāčplēša iela 2, Valmiera, LV-4201
(++371) 22035385
Valmiera already registered 9x for EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK in: 2023 2021 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2002

Participation 2018

Activities within the week Activities within the week

Valmiera organises activities during EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK 2018, taking into account the annual theme.

16 September
Celebration of the " Car-Free Day" in Valmiera. On 16th of September there will the 12th Valmiera marathon take place in Valmiera. On this day starts also the European Mobility Week that traditionally takes place on 16th - 22nd of September. Valmiera City municipality starts this week with an invitation to join Valmiera mayor Mr. Janis Baiks on a special marathon distance jointly celebrating the "Car-Free Day". The 6km walk will start at 11.00 a.m. and Valmiera mayor invites to join every person who supports environmentally friendly everyday mobility. This will be a walking distance of the marathon. And also families with baby strollers are invited to join. Information about this activity available in Latvian here:
17 September
Launch of the social network campaign "Bikers friendliest employer in Valmiera" - a press release and an invitation to vote for bikers friendliest employers will be sent.
18 September
The day inviting to go by bike to the work. Valmiera Eco-schools youth together with Valmiera municipality will organise a campaign "Bicycle unites". Students of Valmiera Eco-schools will unite and go in a bike ride using available bike routes and visiting backyards of Valmiera apartment buildings where they will play backyard games and invite the inhabitants and children living in these apartment houses to join. In parallel information on multi-modality will be spread and people will be questioned on these issues, as well as information on available municipal support on possibilities to improve the landscape and infrastructure of the backyard will be spread. Activities in the backyards will be organised order to promote and strengthen the common-feeling of local communities of the apartment buildings and in order to promote multimodality and usage of environmentally friendly modes of transportation in everyday life.
19 September
An inquiry on issues of multimodality will be launched in social networks of Valmiera municipality.
20 September
A press release with an invitation to take care about security on streets - every property owner is responsible that no branches of trees and bushes growing in their property disturb the traffic (pedestrians, bikers and motorised veehicles) and reduce the visibilty on streets.
21 September
Finish of the the social networks camapaign - voting for the bikers friendliest employer. The "bikers friendliest employer" will receive a European Mobility Week gratitude by the municipality. All the "bikers friendliest" employers will be mentioned in a press release.
22 September
In order to support environmentally friendly mobility and celebrating European Mobility week participants of two seminars taking place in Valmiera - a seminar on addictions (organised by Valmiera Lutheran church) and a seminar on treating "The difficult children" (organised by Valmiera Baptist church) - will be invited to come to the event using environmentally friendly modes of mobility. The on participants that will have used either a bike, public transport or have walked to the seminar venue will be rewarded with a souvenir of the European Mobility week.

Permanent measures Permanent measures

Valmiera 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)
Improvement of bicycle facilities (parking, locks etc)
New lines: Paula Valdena street; new parking lots: old peoples retirement home.
Create or enlarge pedestrian streets
Improvement of infrastructure (new foot bridges, pavements, road crossings, zebra crossings etc)
Extension or creation of new greenways
Create: Cempu&Paula Valdena streets; new greenways - new nature trail - Gime natrue trail; improved pavements in separate pavement zones in Rubenes, Annas, Voldemara Baloza, Karla Baumana, Ausekla, G
Public transport services
The development of accessible transport services for all
More accessible bus-routes - created according to the needs and demand of local citizens.
Traffic calming and access control scheme
New traffic regulations: traffic circulation and parking
Elaboration of new residential areas
New parking lots: at kindergarden in Beates street 42, also at Upes street, Vadu street and Smiltenes street; new residential areas; new multiflat dwelling houses for rent - a unique project in Latvia
Create the tactile pavements
Lowering of pavements
Removal of architectonic barriers
Tactile pavements: Cempu and Paula Valdena street; Lowering of pavements: responding to the request of inhabitants - performed in Valmiera city centre and also in every pavement renovation project spe
New forms of vehicle use and ownership
Charging points for electric vehicles
Eduarda Lacera street 3 - Latvias' network for charging points on TEN-T network in whole Latvia.
Mobility management
Development of travel plans / mobility plans in consultation with local stakeholders
Organisation of regular fora or surveys on public opinions and ideas
Started work on developing a Transport infrastructure development conception in the frame of which different opinions have been explored. Public opinion on transportation issues has been found out als

Car-free day Car-free day

Valmiera carries out a Car-Free Day 2018 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:
Information on traffic restrictions on 16th of September in Latvian available here: The street in the very centre of Valmiera - Bastiona street - will be closed for car-traffic from 15th of September 3 p.m. till 16th of September 7 p.m. On 16th of September also other streets will be closed for car traffic from 8 a.m. till 4 p.m.