Contact & Activities

Participating city

273.422 inhabitants

Local contact

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

Participation 2016

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
Actions relative to the theme:
During the EMW Gijón will host different activities, some of them, in coordination with local stakeholders. We'll hold workshops about Mobility and childhood; and onther one about economy and mobility. We¡ll present the new Urban Mobility Plan and hold some sessions with the citizenship to exchange opinions about that. We'll have an exhibition of electric and bike cars; we'll promote their use, so the citizens will be able to use them. Gijon will promote the use of this kind of vehicles for handicaped people. Gijón will hold a bike ride. On the other hand, the Local Company of Urban Transport will hold some sesions with childhold in your headquarters....
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.
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 infrastructure (new foot bridges, pavements, road crossings, zebra crossings etc)
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)
Traffic calming and access control scheme
  • Speed reduction programmes in zones near schools
  • Lowering of pavements
  • Enlargement of pavements
Mobility management
  • Organisation of regular fora or surveys on public opinions and ideas