Participating towns and cities

SwedenKarlstad, Sweden

96.562 inhabitants
Rådgivnings- och miljöstrategiska avdelningen
Jenny Sundén
Karlstads kommun
651 84 Karlstad Karlstad
(++46) 54 5404676

Participation 2007

Activities within the week Activities within the week

Karlstad organises activities during EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK 2007, taking into account the annual theme.

All week
Streets for people - plenty of activities in the city centre focusing on energy, transportation and entertainments in the streets - an exiting day in the city!
Inauguration of the new bus rout system.
Bicycle Day för employees and students at the university.
Film: An Inconvenient Truth (Al Gore).
Theatre for schools about littering (Sopan)
Karlstad Night Skate - ITWMC - Inlines race through the city (closing streets for cars).
Launch of awareness raising campaign - Echo Action.

Permanent measures Permanent measures

Karlstad 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 bicycle facilities (parking, locks etc)
New bicycle map
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)
Traffic calming and access control scheme
Speed reduction programmes in zones near schools
Create park and ride stations
New traffic regulations: traffic circulation and parking
Elaboration of new residential areas
Create the tactile pavements
Create wheelchair ramps
Lowering of pavements
New forms of vehicle use and ownership
Responsible car-use (eco-driving etc)
Use of clean vehicles
Mobility management
Launch of awareness-raising campaigns
Development of travel plans / mobility plans in consultation with local stakeholders
Development of systems and equipment for measuring air quality in public places

Car-free day Car-free day

Karlstad 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:
The city centre - Tingvallastaden, except Hamngatan