Participants

Contact & Activities

Participating city

Madrid
3.250.000 inhabitants

Local contact

Gerencia
Raimundo DurĂ¡n Iglesias
C/ Cerro de la Plata, 4
++34 677996379

Participation 2017

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
Actions relative to the theme:
From 15 to 24 September, Madrid will celebrate an special and extended European Mobility Week under the name of La Celeste (the colour of the sky) to share the challenge of urban mobility with citizens: debates, many cycling rides, walking routes, more than 50 Park(ing) Day iniciatives, 15 Open Streets full of activities, exhibitions, a big two-days bike festival (FestiBal), street activism... the full program is available at laceleste.madrid.es
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:
15 Open Streets all around the city on 17 September and a big cycling ride on 22 September will conmemorate 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 bicycle facilities (parking, locks etc)
Pedestrianisation
  • Create or enlarge pedestrian streets
  • 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)
  • Improvement and extension of the public transport services (express services, increase frequency etc)
  • Use of ecological vehicles for public transport fleets
  • Development of new technologies to improve public transport
  • Launch of integrated services for the various public transport modes
  • The development of accessible transport services for all
Traffic calming and access control scheme
  • Reduction of outside parking zones
  • Elaboration of new residential areas
Accessibilities
  • Create the tactile pavements
  • Lowering of pavements
  • Enlargement of pavements
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
  • Development of travel plans / mobility plans in consultation with local stakeholders
  • Create systems for buses and walking trains
  • Development of systems and equipment for measuring air quality in public places
  • Organisation of regular fora or surveys on public opinions and ideas