Contact & Activities

Participating city

68.530 inhabitants

Local contact

Environment and Transport
Francisco Mario Jordán
Plaza Del Ayuntamiento, 1
24401 Ponferrada
++34 987 446 707

Participation 2013

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
Actions relative to the theme:
The main measures related to the theme of this year is the focus on electric mobility and bicycles. Some information seminars on the new challenges of electric mobility: taxi, fleet, distribution of goods, an exhibition of different models of electric vehicles and the introduction of charging points for electric vehicles. About the bicletas, movement courses for primary school children and adults. Bicycle repair shop. Mobility center jobs, installing a new service item marking bicycles and ciclocalles for commuting by bike
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:
Restricted traffic area is the center where the highest concentration of traffic in the city. It is a central location at the confluence of the main traffic routes. The area will be open for public transport, bicycles and emergency vehicles
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
  • Develop public bicycle hiring and sharing systems
Traffic calming and access control scheme
  • New traffic regulations: traffic circulation and parking
  • Launch of accessibility plans
New forms of vehicle use and ownership
  • Launch of online car-pooling and car-sharing schemes
  • Use of clean vehicles
Freight distribution
  • Use of clean vehicles
Mobility management
  • Adoption of workplace travel plans
  • Create/establish mobility centers and on-line information services (eg travel planner)