Contact & Activities

Participating city

24.800 inhabitants

Local contact

Brand Management and Public Relations
Līga Bieziņa
Lāčplēša iela 2, Valmiera, LV-4201, Latvia
++371 26495997

Participation 2019

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
16 September
Opening flash-mob of Valmiera participation at the European Social Biking Challenge
17 September
Continuation of the European Social Biking Challenge
18 September
Continuation of the European Social Biking Challenge
19 September
Flash-mob "Bikers"
Continuation of the European Social Biking Challenge
20 September
Continuation of the European Social Biking Challenge
21 September
9.00-14.00 The car-free day of the European Mobility week "Valmiera for the people" - Discover the city, walk and cycle with us. Zilonu street closed for traffic. Demonstration and public hearing of the reconstruction project of Zilonu street to the Theatre square. Demonstration of the new thematic planning "Development conception of Valmiera transportaiton infrastructure" - offering a cyclists and pedestriants involvement game on voting for the best solutions for traffic situations within Valmiera city area and presenting the ideas covered withing the new conception; cyclists involvement in riding bike rides through Valmiera proposing their new city site-seeing and touristic cycling routs and also giving feedback on the necessary cycling infrastructure needs. Mobility related activities led by other stakeholders.
22 September
Continuation of the European Social Biking Challenge
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:
On 21st of September whole Zilonu street in Valmiera, additionally proposing a speed reduction zone on Lacplesa street where Valmiera theater meets Zilonu street (future Theater square).
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)
  • Improvement of infrastructure (new foot bridges, pavements, road crossings, zebra crossings etc)
  • Other: Renovation of a foot bridge deck
Public transport services
  • Other: City bus driving for no charge for students and seniors
Traffic calming and access control scheme
  • New traffic regulations: traffic circulation and parking
  • Elaboration of new residential areas
  • Create the tactile pavements
  • Create wheelchair ramps
  • Lowering of pavements
Mobility management
  • Development of travel plans / mobility plans in consultation with local stakeholders
  • Provision of incentives and bonuses to employers
Participation in related EU initiatives:
  • JRC Project on Social Biking