Participating towns and cities

Contact & Activities

Participating city

253.000 inhabitants

Local contact

Armin Langweg
Lagerhausstr. 20, 52064 Aachen
++49 241-432-6176

Participation 2019

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
16 September
16.-22.09. "Mehr Platz am Theater" - Sperrung einer Umfahrung des Theaterplatz für den Autoverkehr, Täglich Kinderfahrradfahren um 15 Uhr, Kunst um 5 und Talk um 6
16.-22.09. "Fairness-Zone in der Harscampstraße" - Modellversuch für die Umgestaltung eines Verflechungsbereiches mit Vorrang für Fuß- und Radverkehr
"Aachen zu Fuß erleben" - Stadtführung um 14 und 18 Uhr zum halben Preis
17 September
"Brand zu Fuß erleben" - Stadtteilspazierung in Aachen Brand um 17 Uhr
"Aachen zu Fuß erleben" - Stadtführung um 14 und 18 Uhr zum halben Preis
"Shared mobility" - Infostand von cambio und Velocity am Holzgraben 10 - 16 Uhr
18 September
"Aachen zu Fuß erleben" - Stadtführung um 14 und 18 Uhr zum halben Preis
19 September
"Aachen zu Fuß erleben" - Stadtführung um 14 und 18 Uhr zum halben Preis
20 September
"Aachen zu Fuß erleben" - Stadtführung um 14 und 18 Uhr zum halben Preis
"ParkingDay" in der Theaterstraße
"Auf geht's ins Grüne" - Premiumwege entdecken, 17 Uhr
21 September
Slow-Biking-Event, Theaterplatz 11- 19 Uhr
"Aachen zu Fuß erleben" - Stadtführung um 11, 14 und 18 Uhr zum halben Preis
22 September
"Aachen zu Fuß erleben" - Stadtführung um 11 und 15 Uhr zum halben Preis
"Mobility special" - Aktionstag am Elisenbrunnen von STAWAG, Märkte und Aktionskreis Aachen und dem Zeitungsverlag Aachen
"Auf geht's ins Grüne" - Premiumwege entdecken, 10 Uhr
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:
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)
  • Develop public bicycle hiring and sharing systems
  • Improvement of bicycle facilities (parking, locks etc)
  • Create or enlarge pedestrian streets
  • Improvement of infrastructure (new foot bridges, pavements, road crossings, zebra crossings etc)
Public transport services
  • Use of ecological vehicles for public transport fleets
  • Development of new technologies to improve public transport
  • Launch of integrated services for the various public transport modes
Traffic calming and access control scheme
  • Reduction of outside parking zones
  • New traffic regulations: traffic circulation and parking
  • Lowering of pavements
  • Enlargement of pavements
New forms of vehicle use and ownership
  • Use of clean vehicles
  • Charging points for electric vehicles
  • Testing automated vehicles
Freight distribution
  • Use of clean vehicles
  • Introducing cargo bikes
Mobility management
  • Adoption of workplace travel plans
  • 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
  • Provision of incentives and bonuses to employers
  • Permanent access restriction to city centres
  • Organisation of regular fora or surveys on public opinions and ideas
Participation in related EU initiatives:
  • The Covenant of Mayors
  • The CIVITAS Initiative