Participating towns and cities

SwedenHalmstad, Sweden

105.424 inhabitants
Bygg- och miljöförvaltningen
Pernilla Widstam
Kungsgatan 12
302 42 Halmstad
302 45
(++46) 35137225
Halmstad already registered 12x for EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK in: 2023 2020 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2004 2003

Participation 2009

Activities within the week Activities within the week

Halmstad organises activities during EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK 2009, taking into account the annual theme.

All week
Fifty percent of our citys emissions of carbon dioxide comes from car traffic. The city is working with several programs for reducing traffic in the city centre and making more people to walk, cycle or travel by bus. During the European mobility week we will invite people do discuss these plans, inspire behavioural change and show the alternatives, for example:

Handsome, smart and rich
What will happen if you go to town without your car more often. A kind of exhibition that stimulates discussion on these matters. (a representative from MM-office will be available for discussion)

MM in city planning
In connection with the mobility week there will be a seminar for the local politicians on Mobility Management in city planning.

Strengthening smart behaviour
Nice surpises for those already traveling by bus. (we always work on those who doesn't.)

Health cyclists
During two years the city has managed a health cyclist project. Participants in this project will take part during the mobility week and tell about their experiences.

Permanent measures Permanent measures

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

Create or enlarge pedestrian streets
New forms of vehicle use and ownership
Responsible car-use (eco-driving etc)
Mobility management
Launch of awareness-raising campaigns
Development of travel plans / mobility plans in consultation with local stakeholders

Car-free day Car-free day

Halmstad carries out a Car-Free Day 2009 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:
Köpmansgatan is the street that will be our new pedestrian lane, in the middle of the city centre. There are a lot of shops here but not much space for pedestrians and cyclists because they share the space with cars and parking places. We restrict this area during the 19th of September to show how nice this area will be when the pedestrian lane is done. There will also be an opportunity for people to ask questions and give their views on the project.