Participating towns and cities

Sweden Östersund (City of Östersund) , Sweden

64.825 inhabitants
Grön Trafik
Anne Sörensson
Östersunds kommun, Grön Trafik
831 82 Östersund Östersund
(++46) 63 144 661

Participation 2013

Activities within the week Activities within the week

Östersund (City of Östersund) organises activities during EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK 2013, taking into account the annual theme.

All week
A lot of the activities focus on cycling, commuting, electric vehicles which limit air pollution.
Distribution of the new bike map
Test drive an electric car
Lend a electric bike
Lend a electric car
Carpooling night
Bicycle exhibition
Electric car exhibition

Permanent measures Permanent measures

Östersund (City of Östersund) 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)
Develop public bicycle hiring and sharing systems
Improvement of bicycle facilities (parking, locks etc)
Create or enlarge pedestrian streets
Improvement of infrastructure (new foot bridges, pavements, road crossings, zebra crossings etc)
Public transport services
Use of ecological vehicles for public transport fleets
Development of new technologies to improve public transport
Traffic calming and access control scheme
Speed reduction programmes in zones near schools
Lowering of pavements
New forms of vehicle use and ownership
Launch of online car-pooling and car-sharing schemes
Responsible car-use (eco-driving etc)
Use of clean vehicles
Freight distribution
Study of coordinated transport of goods
Mobility management
Launch of awareness-raising campaigns
Development of travel plans / mobility plans in consultation with local stakeholders
Provision of incentives and bonuses to employers

Car-free day Car-free day

Östersund (City of Östersund) carries out a Car-Free Day 2013 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:
All streets in the city center.