Participating towns and cities

Norway Bergen (City of Bergen) , Norway

280.000 inhabitants
Department of urban development
Einar Grieg
P.O.Box 7700
5020 Bergen Bergen
(++47) 90072543

Participation 2006

Activities within the week Activities within the week

Bergen (City of Bergen) organises activities during EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK 2006, taking into account the annual theme.

All week
Mobility week 2006 has as its main focus the marketing of sustainable, environmentally friendly transport i the City of Bergen. Environmental damage shall be reduced, public transport improved and accessibility increased for both pedestrians and cyclists.
Public Transport Day will be arranged on the 16th of September where all of the public transport companies and .
A Mobility Conference will be arranged on the 21st of September with the theme ‿Environmentally friendly transport‿
Students at all elementary schools in Bergen have been invited to participate in a contest called ‿Bergen in Motion‿. Schools will compete on the basis of which school has the most students which cycle or walk to school.

Permanent measures Permanent measures

Bergen (City of Bergen) implements one or more new permanent measure(s), which contribute(s) to modal transfer from private car to environmentally sound means of transport.

Car-free day Car-free day

Bergen (City of Bergen) carries out a Car-Free Day 2006 and closes off one or more streets to traffic, and opens it to pedestrians, cyclists and public transport.

Zone opened to residents on Car-Free Day:
Bryggen – the historic wharf area of Bergen – is closed to traffic on Saturday, 14th of September between 12:00 - 15:00. Bryggen includes the historic Hanseatic constructions in the central harbour area and is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Bryggen has historically been an important and central area for trade in Norway. Bryggen is also a transportation hub for cruise ships and coastal ship services.Highway RV585 fronts the Bryggen area with two lanes and handles a large volume of traffic. The speed limit here has been reduced to 30km/h to reduce vibrations transmitted to the historical buildings.