Participants

Contact & Activities

Participating city

Ávila
59.258 inhabitants

Local contact

Accesibility and Mobility
Israel Muñoz
Calle Comuneros de Castilla, 11
Plaza de Abastos
05001 Ávila
++34 920 35 00 00 ext 796

Participation 2013

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
Actions relative to the theme:
Un año mas la ciudad de Ávila se adhiere a la Campaña Europea "La Ciudad sin mi Coche", y el domingo 22 de septiembre se celebra en Ávila el “Día Europeo sin coches”, este año centrado en el tema horizontal “¡Muévete por un aire mas limpio!.

Conscientes del desafío que supone la celebración de un día sin coches, la adhesión de nuestra ciudad a este proyecto europeo, una vez más, se presenta como una iniciativa que intenta frenar los problemas de movilidad urbana, de contaminación atmosférica y de ruido, proponiendo reducir el uso del vehículo privado y fomentando la utilización de transportes públicos, así como los desplazamientos a pie u otras alternativas.

Se persigue estimular un comportamiento ciudadano compatible con el desarrollo urbano sostenible, aumentando así la calidad de vida en el medio urbano y el disfrute de nuestra ciudad Patrimonio de la Humanidad.
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)
  • Develop public bicycle hiring and sharing systems
  • 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)
  • Other: creación de pasos de peatones accesibles
Public transport services
  • Launch of integrated services for the various public transport modes
  • The development of accessible transport services for all
  • Other: medidas de fomento de nuevas tecnologías, como el uso de GLP
Traffic calming and access control scheme
  • Reduction of outside parking zones
  • Create park and ride stations
  • New traffic regulations: traffic circulation and parking
Accessibilities
  • Create the tactile pavements
  • Create wheelchair ramps
  • Lowering of pavements
  • Enlargement of pavements
  • Elaboration of sound devices in traffic lights
  • Removal of architectonic barriers
  • Launch of accessibility plans
  • Create useful tool for people with reduced mobility
New forms of vehicle use and ownership
  • Responsible car-use (eco-driving etc)
  • Use of clean vehicles
  • Other: medidas de fomento de nuevas tecnologías, como el uso de GLP
Mobility management
  • Launch of awareness-raising campaigns
  • Elaboration of educational materials
  • Development of travel plans / mobility plans in consultation with local stakeholders