Participating cities

Contact & Activities

Participating city

Drechtsteden
Dutch inhabitants

Local contact

Sandra van Vianen
Spuiboulevard 298
3311 GR Dordrecht
++31 642736388

Participation 2016

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
Actions relative to the theme:
- During this week there is special attention for cyclists. As the area does want everybody to take part in the Fiets Telweek.
-Next to that kids will be stimulated to go to school themself walking or by bike. In this way we do want to stimulate the parents not to bring their kids by car.
- On Wednesday there will be a debate organised in Dordrecht about the redevelopment of the city centre in combination with attention on health, mobility and economics benefits.
Implementing one or more new permanent measure(s), which contribute(s) to modal transfer from private car to environmentally sound means of transport.
Permanent measures implemented this year:
New or improved bicycle facilities
  • Improvement of bicycle facilities (parking, locks etc)
  • Other: Reconstructing the area of the theatre Kunstmin we include bicycle parkings in the design of the gardens. This will be ready at the start of the new season.
Public transport services
  • Improvement and extension of the public transport services (express services, increase frequency etc)
  • Other: Saturday September the 17th public transport by bus, organised by Arriva is free.
Traffic calming and access control scheme
  • Speed reduction programmes in zones near schools
  • New traffic regulations: traffic circulation and parking
  • Other: Since the beginning of 2016 the area around the city centre of Dordrecht is being reconstructed as a area where traffic calming is introduced from max 50 to 30 km an hour.
More details on permanent measures:

- At about 25 primary schools kids (and their parents) do get special instructions in all grade levels regarding road safety. Every year more schools do participate. The title of the program is SCHOOL on SEEF. Schools who do participate do get a special certificate of proof. This certificate has to be earned and has to be renewed every 2 years. It is always a fest when to certificate is handed over by the deputy major to the head of the school.
- Every year we do organise a special event where all emergency services e.g. fire fighters, policeman, ambulances, red cross, do participate to show what happens when a kid causes an accident for something silly like using a handy when cycling Dordrecht (23th August. (Murphy's Law live)