Participants

Contact & Activities

Participating city

Getxo
80.365 inhabitants

Local contact

Environment
Josu Ateka
C/ Fueros, 8
48992 Getxo
++34 944 66 01 91

Participation 2012

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
Carrying out a Car-Free Day event by closing one or more streets to traffic, and opening it to pedestrians, cyclists and public transport. This should preferably happen on 22 September to mark your town or city as part of World Car-Free Day.
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 network (creation of new lanes, extension, renovation, signposting etc)
  • Improvement of bicycle facilities (parking, locks etc)
Pedestrianisation
  • Create or enlarge pedestrian streets
  • Improvement of infrastructure (new foot bridges, pavements, road crossings, zebra crossings etc)
Traffic calming and access control scheme
  • Speed reduction programmes in zones near schools
  • Create park and ride stations
Accessibilities
  • Create the tactile pavements
  • Create wheelchair ramps
  • Lowering of pavements
  • Enlargement of pavements
  • Elaboration of sound devices in traffic lights
New forms of vehicle use and ownership
  • Responsible car-use (eco-driving etc)
Mobility management
  • Launch of awareness-raising campaigns
  • Organisation of regular fora or surveys on public opinions and ideas