Participating towns and cities

FinlandOulu, Finland

201.810 inhabitants
Yhdyskunta- ja ympäristöpalvelut/joukkoliikenne
Edwin 't Lam
P.O. 32
90015 Oulu
(++358) 44 703 2210

Participation 2007

Permanent measures Permanent measures

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

New or improved bicycle facilities
Improvement of bicycle network (creation of new lanes, extension, renovation, signposting etc)
Improvement of infrastructure (new foot bridges, pavements, road crossings, zebra crossings etc)
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
The development of accessible transport services for all
Traffic calming and access control scheme
Reduction of outside parking zones
New traffic regulations: traffic circulation and parking
Enlargement of pavements
Under street heating to prevent slippery pavement in the centre
Freight distribution
New regulations for freight distribution
Create new platforms for freight transfer
Mobility management
Development of systems and equipment for measuring air quality in public places

Car-free day Car-free day

Oulu carries out a Car-Free Day 2007 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:
Dedicated public transport street for 600 metres and dedicated public transport lane for 350 metres. New bicycle and pedestrian route through the city centre.