Participants

Contact & Activities

Participating city

Weiz
12.000 inhabitants

Local contact

Office for Environment and Mobility
Barbara Kulmer
Alfons Petzold Gasse 8
++43 066460931441

Participation 2019

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
16 September
WASTI (collecting taxi) free of charge
17 September
Mayor Conference with representatives of the industry and economy, NGos, district and provincial governement ; Information stands; bicycle washing machine, bicycle repair service;
WASTI (collecting taxi) free of charge
18 September
WASTI (collecting taxi) free of charge
19 September
WASTI (collecting taxi) free of charge
20 September
WASTI (collecting taxi) free of charge
21 September
WASTI (collecting taxi) free of charge
22 September
WASTI (collecting taxi) free of charge; new train free of charge; action with the pupils; sweets for those who don´t come by car; a small festival focussing on different mobility measures
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)
  • Develop public bicycle hiring and sharing systems
  • Improvement of bicycle facilities (parking, locks etc)
  • Installation of charging points for e-bikes
  • Other: regarding the bicycle network we want to open new bicycle lane also the new signpostings , expand of the sharing system,
Pedestrianisation
  • Create or enlarge pedestrian streets
  • Improvement of infrastructure (new foot bridges, pavements, road crossings, zebra crossings etc)
  • Extension or creation of new greenways
  • Other: pedestrian counting machine information, walking busses; establishing new signs showing the distances from one point to another in the city
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)
  • Improvement and extension of the public transport services (express services, increase frequency etc)
  • 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
  • The development of accessible transport services for all
  • Other: information about the new train stations, new bus stations, new timetables,
Traffic calming and access control scheme
  • Speed reduction programmes in zones near schools
  • Reduction of outside parking zones
  • Create park and ride stations
  • New traffic regulations: traffic circulation and parking
  • Elaboration of new residential areas
  • Introduction or expansion of Urban Vehicle Access Regulation Scheme
  • Other: we are working on a mobility strategy for Weiz, including the neighbouring municipalities and also the great factories ; focus on commuters and students
Accessibilities
  • Create the tactile pavements
  • Create wheelchair ramps
  • Lowering of pavements
  • Enlargement of pavements
  • Elaboration of sound devices in traffic lights
  • Removal of architectonic barriers
  • Launch of accessibility plans
  • Create useful tool for people with reduced mobility
  • Other: we have already implemented all those things but we are going to work on it and spread it all over the city
New forms of vehicle use and ownership
  • Launch of online car-pooling and car-sharing schemes
  • Responsible car-use (eco-driving etc)
  • Use of clean vehicles
  • Charging points for electric vehicles
  • Mobility as a Service (MaaS)
  • Testing automated vehicles
  • Other: we already implemented a lot of these suggestions but it is not enough we have to work on them and we have to spread it all over the city
Freight distribution
  • New regulations for freight distribution
  • Use of clean vehicles
  • Create new platforms for freight transfer
  • Introducing cargo bikes
  • Other: we will contact the freight distribution managers we want to convince them to use the train
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
  • Launch of seamless transport modes to facilitate access to business areas or other social areas
  • Create systems for buses and walking trains
  • Development of systems and equipment for measuring air quality in public places
  • Organisation of regular fora or surveys on public opinions and ideas
  • Other: we have to go on with all these measures , already implemented but as you know you need repeating
Participation in related EU initiatives:
  • The Covenant of Mayors (as signatory)
  • The CIVITAS Initiative (as signatory)
  • JRC Project on Social Biking