Contact & Activities

Participating city

Vila Franca de Xira
136.866 inhabitants

Local contact

Ambiente, Sustentabilidade, Desporto, Equipamentos e Desenvolvim
Catarina Conde
Pavilhão Multiusos de Vila Franca de Xira, 1º andar
2600 Vila Franca de Xira
++351 263 287 600

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.
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)
  • Improvement of infrastructure (new foot bridges, pavements, road crossings, zebra crossings etc)
Traffic calming and access control scheme
  • Speed reduction programmes in zones near schools
  • New traffic regulations: traffic circulation and parking
  • Elaboration of new residential areas
Freight distribution
  • Use of clean vehicles