Participants

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 2008

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
Actions relative to the theme:
- "Cidadómetro" - Espaço itinerante de carácter lúdico-pedagógico com campanhas de sensibilização e educação ambiental a decorrer de 16 a 19 de Setembro, abrangendo cerca de 2.000 alunos do 1º ciclo;
- Colóquio "Qualidade do Ar - Saúde: Um Nexo de Causalidade...", a realizar no dia 18 de Setembro das 9:00h às 18:00h;
- Instalação de "Quiosques de Qualidade do Ar", com rastreios pulmonares, realização de inquéritos sobre a qualidade do ar e mobilidade, de 16 a 22 de Setembro;
- Ecoraid Fotográfico "Descobrir o Litoral", dia 20 de Setembro;
- Desfile de veículos ecológicos, com encerramento ao tráfego de troço da Avenida da República e aula de fitness, dia 21 de Setembro;
- Encerramento da Semana, no dia 22 de Setembro, com actividades lúdico-pedagógicas sobre o tema da SEM, a realizar num complexo desportivo do Concelho.
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:
Encerramento de troço da Avenida da República, entre a Ponte D. Luis I e a Praça Eixo Atlântico (cerca de 2.000 metros).
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)
  • Extension or creation of new greenways
Traffic calming and access control scheme
  • Speed reduction programmes in zones near schools
  • Reduction of outside parking zones
  • Create park and ride stations
  • New traffic regulations: traffic circulation and parking
  • Elaboration of new residential areas
Accessibilities
  • Create wheelchair ramps
  • 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