Participants

Contact & Activities

Participating city

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
378.517 inhabitants

Local contact

Sección de Movilidad y Educación Vial
Patricia Conde
Calle Carlos M. Blandy, 51 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.
++34 686631416

Participation 2014

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
Actions relative to the theme:
Circuito educativo de la Movilidad Sostenible – Parque Santa Catalina
Parque de Educación Vial a cargo de la Policía Local – Parque Santa Catalina
Rutas guiadas por los nuevos carriles bici de la ciudad – salidas todas las tardes desde Parque Santa Catalina
Rutas Intermodales con escolares. Bus + Bikes. Bicis y guaguas.
Presentación de la nueva Unidad Ciclista de la Policía Local: grupo policial que patrullará en bicicleta, con especial atención a los nuevos itinerarios ciclistas y el fomento de la convivencia entre los modos de desplazamiento.
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:
En la presente edición se cerrará una de las principales arterias de la ciudad, la Avenida Marítma, entre la Fuente Luminosa y el Parque Santa Catalina.
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)
  • 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)
  • Development of new technologies to improve public transport
  • Launch of integrated services for the various public transport modes
Traffic calming and access control scheme
  • Speed reduction programmes in zones near schools
  • 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
  • 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)
Mobility management
  • Create/establish mobility centers and on-line information services (eg travel planner)
  • Launch of awareness-raising campaigns
  • Create systems for buses and walking trains