Contact & Activities

Participating city

6.400 inhabitants

Local contact

Divisão de Ordenamento e Gestão Urbanística - Ordenamento Territ
Ricardo Tomé
Largo do Município
8300-117 Silves

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:
* Ruas envolventes do Mercado Municipal;
* Zona envolvente da Câmara Municipal de Silves;
* Zona 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)
  • Extension or creation of new greenways
Traffic calming and access control scheme
  • Create park and ride stations
Mobility management
  • Launch of awareness-raising campaigns
  • Elaboration of educational materials