Contact & Activities

Participating city

8.800 inhabitants

Local contact

Environmental Department
Tómas Gíslason
Þverholti 2
270 Mosfellsbæ
++354 525-6700

Participation 2019

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
16 September
Bicycling tour in town in celebration of start of EMW and combined with The Day of Icelandic Nature.
17 September
Dr. Bike sets up a repair garage at the main square to assist residence in repairing their bikes.
18 September
Inauguration of a new bicycle counters in town.
Inauguration of new municipal logos on bicycle tracks at municipal boundaries with Reykjavik city.
19 September
BMX-Program for children at main square with BMX bicycle experts showing tricks on their bikes, to encouraging children to bicycle more.
20 September
Bicycle conference – Bicycling for the future 2019.
A whole day conference on sustainable transportation and bicycling, held in cooperation with municipalities in the metropolitan area and regional bicycle organizations.
21 September
Introduction of a new bicycle map showing main bicycle routes in metropolitan area, color marked and comprehensively signposted.
Bicycle maps distributed to all swimming pools and sporting facilities, and put on the the town´s website to encourage local residents to take advantage of a wide range of biking trails in town.
A map showing the 15-minute walking radius and 6 cycling radius from the town center introduced to encourage people to walk or bicycle locally.
22 September
Car free day. Free bus transfers for all residents with incentives to leave their car at home n the day
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:
Car free day. Free bus transfers for all residents with incentives to leave their car at home n the 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)
  • Improvement of infrastructure (new foot bridges, pavements, road crossings, zebra crossings etc)
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)
  • Use of ecological vehicles for public transport fleets
Traffic calming and access control scheme
  • Elaboration of new residential areas
Mobility management
  • Adoption of workplace travel plans