Contact & Activities

Participating city

Rivas Vaciamadrid
88.000 inhabitants

Local contact

Department of Environment and Mobility
Jorge Romea
Plaza de la Constitución
28522 Rivas Vaciamadrid
++34 916602700

Participation 2013

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
Actions relative to the theme:
During the celebration of the European Mobility Week will be different activities for the citizenship to promote a more sustainable mobility in the city.

In addition, the permanent measures implemented this year will be presented in a press conference and explained in information points that will be set-up in different parts of the city.

Finally, the 22nd will be done 'In Town Without My Car!’ event in one of the avenues of the city, with different activities and information stands.

The programme of activities is:

Monday, September 16th: Activity for families “Searching the sustainable city” and Information point about mobility in the metro station Rivas Urbanizaciones

Tuesday, September 17th: Activity for families “A place for a car, a place for a play” and Information point about mobility in the sports center Parque del Sureste

Wednesday, September 18th: Campaign of information about the creation of groups to go walking to the school "How did you go to the school?” and Information point about mobility in the sports center Cerro del Telégrafo

Thursday, September 19th: Press Conference to present the bike lending council employees program and Information point about mobility in the shopping Center “Rivas Centro”

Friday, September 20th: Activity about road safety education by bike in the city “Enbiciate”and Information point about mobility in the mall “H2Ocio”

Saturday, September 21th: Geocaching by bike around the city “A healthy city on movement”

Sunday, September 22th “In Town Without My Car!’ event: Bike meeting “Clean air, it´s your move”, Activities and stands about mobility and citizen barter of elements and objects related to bicycles, roller skate or skateboards
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:
The zone restricted to the private car will be an avenue (Avd. Cerro del Telégrafo) located in a modern and central area of the city.

The traffic cut allow connect two green spaces, Bellavista Park and a forestal park, Cerro del Telégrafo, both near to sports zones to.
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)
Traffic calming and access control scheme
  • New traffic regulations: traffic circulation and parking
  • Elaboration of new residential areas
Mobility management
  • Launch of awareness-raising campaigns
  • Elaboration of educational materials
  • Create systems for buses and walking trains
  • Other: Bicycle service for municipal employees to use them as a means of transportation on the road for business reasons (meetings, visits...)