Contact & Activities

Participating city

Vila Nova de Gaia
303.430 inhabitants

Local contact

Divisão de Gestão Ambiental
Fátima Silva
Rua Alvares Cabral
4400-017 Vila Nova de Gaia
++351 223742400

Participation 2007

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
Actions relative to the theme:
- Realização de Workshop, subordinado ao tema "Mobilidade Sustentável";
- Distribuição gratuita, em parceria com a Metro do Porto, S.A., de bilhetes Andante;
- Encerramento ao tráfego motorizado de um troço da Avenida Marginal do Centro Histórico;
- Passeio de bicicleta pela Orla Marítima;
- Realização de um pedipapper sobre o tema da mobilidade.
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:
Troço da Avenida Marginal do Centro Histórico.
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)
  • 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)
  • Use of ecological vehicles for public transport fleets
Traffic calming and access control scheme
  • Speed reduction programmes in zones near schools
  • Create park and ride stations
  • New traffic regulations: traffic circulation and parking
  • Lowering of pavements
  • Enlargement of pavements
  • Elaboration of sound devices in traffic lights
  • Removal of architectonic barriers
  • Create useful tool for people with reduced mobility
Mobility management
  • Adoption of workplace travel plans
  • Development of travel plans / mobility plans in consultation with local stakeholders
  • Permanent access restriction to city centres
  • Organisation of regular fora or surveys on public opinions and ideas