Contact & Activities

Participating city

8.000 inhabitants

Local contact

Education, cultural and sports department
Lauris Skenders
Abelu street 2, Gulbene, Latvia
++371 28742807

Participation 2019

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
16 September
Day of security of pedestrians. Activity planned in 16. Of September after 17:00, when its starting to be darker. Volunteers and municipality workers will share some toys and other things with reflection elements. Aim of this action is to show society importance of using reflectors in dark part of day in autumn and winter.
17 September
Day of orienteering in Town. Main aim of a day will be show importance of active and healthy lifestyle. Participants will try to find some objects in the town using only photos. Participants who will be the fastest ones will win the race. Special attention we will show to the families with kids.
18 September
Cars free day in municipality. Aim of a day is to show municipality workers that Gulbene municipality take care about global warming. Also to show municipality workers that there is other solutions to come to job not only using personal cars.
19 September
Bicycle trip. Bike trip aim is go to investigate and explore local significant and historical places. Second aim of this trip is give possibilities to families and bicycle lovers to go around spend time together and have good time with active leisure.
20 September
Nordic walking. The aim is to show some places in Gulbene municipality by walking. To show that we can visit also some interesting places with foots.
21 September
Exhibition and testing of Green vehicles. Gulbene municipality have tradition each month organize “Green market”, where local farmers and farmers form region have possibility to sell their goods. In this date between Green market, will take place also green vehicles exposition where people will have possibility to test some transports with alternative engines.
22 September
Day without Car. In Gulbene municipality will closed one street where will take place some activities with bicycles. Activities will be more attached to kids and youngsters. There will be also some activities about safety on streets for pedestrians and bicycle riders.
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)
  • Other: Municipality each time look for new places where can made new bicycle roads and improve existing ones. Last projects are Brivibas street, Green railways project, and Sparites park project.
  • Extension or creation of new greenways
  • Other: When municipality rebuild some roads or roads near living spaces, usually municipality improve also pedestrian places. Last project is in Nakotnes street block, where was made also new parking place i
Public transport services
  • Improvement and extension of the public transport network (creation of HOV lanes for public transport modes, new stops, new lines, reserved areas etc)
  • The development of accessible transport services for all
  • Other: Gulbene municipality made traffic lines in the areas where children live to take them to the school. Gulbene municipality give discounts of different groups of people for public transport.
Traffic calming and access control scheme
  • Speed reduction programmes in zones near schools
  • New traffic regulations: traffic circulation and parking
  • Other: In one of biggest transit roads was build roundabout. In Gulbene municipality near schools and kindergartens have signs of speed limit and also speed suppressors.
  • Create the tactile pavements
  • Create wheelchair ramps
  • Enlargement of pavements
  • Elaboration of sound devices in traffic lights
  • Create useful tool for people with reduced mobility
  • Other: Gulbene municipality have old persons house in Jaungulbene village, where one year ago was build wheelchair ramps. When serious reconstruction happened in public buildings there usually is builded whe
New forms of vehicle use and ownership
  • Responsible car-use (eco-driving etc)
  • Use of clean vehicles
  • Charging points for electric vehicles
  • Other: Municipality more than 3 years have 2 electro cars, wich are used by municipal police and responsible persons of town.
Freight distribution
  • New regulations for freight distribution
  • Other: We are developing some transport roads wich are related to business areas – like one road in Lizums village from wood factory to main road and also very important business road Brīvības iela. Its forb
Mobility management
  • Adoption of school travel plans
  • Create/establish mobility centers and on-line information services (eg travel planner)
  • Launch of awareness-raising campaigns
  • Elaboration of educational materials
  • Development of travel plans / mobility plans in consultation with local stakeholders
  • Permanent access restriction to city centres
  • Launch of seamless transport modes to facilitate access to business areas or other social areas
  • Other: In Development travel plans for students usually are included parents of students, schools and municipality workers. Awareness rising capmaigns usually in municipality are promoted by using Gulbene mu
Participation in related EU initiatives:
  • European Week of Sport