Contact & Activities

Participating city

3.250.000 inhabitants

Local contact

Raimundo Durán Iglesias
C/ Cerro de la Plata, 4
++34 677996379

Participation 2014

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
Actions relative to the theme:
First year of «In Town Without My Car!» event in a very representative street and
Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan, in consultation with the Mobility Board, gathering the main local stakeholders.
Remodel an area, next to Retiro Park, to extend pedestrian space and introduce bike lane.
70 km new bike lanes, most of them coexistence ones in the e-bike sharing zone.
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:
Calle Mayor, one of the most representative streets in the city, along the city center, from Real Palace, linking Plaza Mayor and Puerta del Sol. Traffic will be restricted from 8:00 to 14:30 on Sunday, September 21st.

Traditional traffic restriction in Fuencarral St. on Sundays will be extended to Eloy Gonzalo St., doubling its surface, from 8:00 to 14:30 on September 21st.
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)
  • Improvement of infrastructure (new foot bridges, pavements, road crossings, zebra crossings etc)
Public transport services
  • Use of ecological vehicles for public transport fleets
  • Development of new technologies to improve public transport
  • The development of accessible transport services for all
Traffic calming and access control scheme
  • New traffic regulations: traffic circulation and parking
  • Other: 60 km of new 30 km/h streets
  • Lowering of pavements
  • Enlargement of pavements
  • Removal of architectonic barriers
  • Launch of accessibility plans
New forms of vehicle use and ownership
  • Use of clean vehicles
Freight distribution
  • Use of clean vehicles
Mobility management
  • Adoption of school travel plans
  • Launch of awareness-raising campaigns
  • Elaboration of educational materials
  • Development of travel plans / mobility plans in consultation with local stakeholders
  • Organisation of regular fora or surveys on public opinions and ideas