Contact & Activities

Participating city

99.274 inhabitants

Local contact

Departamento de Ambiente Obras e Sustentabilidade - Divisão de E
Paula Gomes
Praça da Republica 3500-514
++351 232427427

Participation 2007

The participant is committed to:

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:
Zona sem tráfego automóvel com cerca de 55ha integrando todo o centro histórico da cidade bem como os demais importantes espaços comerciais e de serviços dessa zona e espaços urbanos envolventes
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)
  • Create or enlarge pedestrian streets
  • Extension or creation of new greenways
Public transport services
  • Use of ecological vehicles for public transport fleets
  • Lowering of pavements
  • Enlargement of pavements
  • Elaboration of sound devices in traffic lights