Participants

Contact & Activities

Participating city

Gijón
273.422 inhabitants

Local contact

International initiatives
Enrique Rodríguez
Pz. Mayor 2, 3ª planta
33201 Gijón
++34 985 181153

Participation 2013

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
Actions relative to the theme:
We develop different activities realated to facilitate the mobility in the center. Theses activities are the result of the implementation of our Urban Mobility Plan. On the other hand, hand the city Council work in close colaboration with local satkeholders in the implementation of the measures.
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.
Zone opened to residents on Car-Free Day:
In the city center the Urban Mobility Plan has designated different 20 areas.
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
Pedestrianisation
  • Create or enlarge pedestrian streets
  • Improvement of infrastructure (new foot bridges, pavements, road crossings, zebra crossings etc)
  • Extension or creation of new greenways
Public transport services
  • Improvement and extension of the public transport network (creation of HOV lanes for public transport modes, new stops, new lines, reserved areas etc)
  • Improvement and extension of the public transport services (express services, increase frequency etc)
  • Use of ecological vehicles for public transport fleets
  • Development of new technologies to improve public transport
  • Launch of integrated services for the various public transport modes
  • The development of accessible transport services for all
Traffic calming and access control scheme
  • Speed reduction programmes in zones near schools
  • Create park and ride stations
  • New traffic regulations: traffic circulation and parking
Accessibilities
  • Create wheelchair ramps
  • Enlargement of pavements
  • Removal of architectonic barriers
  • Launch of accessibility plans
New forms of vehicle use and ownership
  • Responsible car-use (eco-driving etc)
  • Use of clean vehicles
Mobility management
  • Development of travel plans / mobility plans in consultation with local stakeholders