Participants

Contact & Activities

Participating city

Chemnitz
245.395 inhabitants

Local contact

Bereich Oberb├╝rgermeister
Katja Kluge
Markt 1
09111 Chemnitz
++49 (0)371-488 1509

Participation 2021

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
16 September
We will start with a mobility thankyou station which will say thank you to commuters in the early morning. Afterwords there will be the first activity on our parklet within "PARK(T)TRAUM" which is a parking week with different events (e. g. named "Edgar and Edda are playing", "Edgar and Edda are reading" or "Edgar and Edda are asking you for your wishes". Within the NUMIC project there will be built two parklets - one will be realised together with pupils and the other one with citizens.
17 September
The whole week will be filled by offers especially designed for kindergarten groups and school classes. E. g. today there will be a grafitti workshop for children which adresses sustainable mobility as well as green areas. Today there will be also a big Parking Day initiated by traffic turn association. Further we will have a night tour with an old tram including a reading with Arno Luik, author of "Schaden in der Oberleitung". After the successfull cargo bike parade from last year we will again celebrate these bicycyles and musicians from public music school will join us.
18 September
In front of the town hall tourguides will dance within a flashmob. On the parklet the public library will bring books wit its new cargo bike and surprises with a bees game.
19 September
On sunday the online auction for bicycles from our lost-property office ends. The automitive musuem organises a bicycle festival and then will start a tour to the art collection in order to get a guided tour there.
20 September
Together with publils of three classes the author Effi Winkler will write new stories to her book "A king drives by bus" which is about a wheel chair. Further experts will exchange with parents, teachers and pupils about the safe way to school.
21 September
Today and tomorrow the second parklet will be set up on the NUMICO route. The tourist information offers guided tours for people with handicap. Also there will be E-carsharing days.
22 September
Together with acteurs from European Week of Sports the associations and departments from EMW will organise the main activity day and change the Lessingsplatz into a "Bewegte Meile". You can find sport offers, art to participate, thematic puppet theatre, panel discussion, and many more - each focusing the theme of EMW 2021.
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:
This year we will celebrate World Car-Free Day in the district Sonnenberg. Therefore we will capture street place and close streets around Lessingplatz and enlcosed streets. This will also tackle a school, which will organise their sports day in the morning of 22 September. In the afternoon our main action day will address everyone.
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 bicycle facilities (parking, locks etc)
Traffic calming and access control scheme
  • Speed reduction programmes in zones near schools
Participation in related EU initiatives:
  • European Week of Sport