Participants

Contact & Activities

Participating city

Faro
583.051 inhabitants

Local contact

Câmara Municipal De Faro
Marisa Marques
Lgo. de S. Francisco, nº 39, 8000-142
++351 289 870 884

Participation 2009

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
Actions relative to the theme:
Iremos ter algumas actividades relacionadas com as escolas como também com os nossos municipes, iremos impmentar mais um circuito de transporte público, minibus, e esperemas que a população em geral adira a esta nova linha.
Também iremos colocar 45 novos suportes de bicicletas por vários locais da cidade de Faro, de forma a criar condições aos utentes que utilizem a bicicleta.
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:
Iremos encerrar ao trânsito automóvel o centro histórico, cidade velha, no horário das 08h00 às 17h00.
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
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)
  • Improvement and extension of the public transport services (express services, increase frequency etc)
  • Launch of integrated services for the various public transport modes
  • The development of accessible transport services for all
Traffic calming and access control scheme
  • Speed reduction programmes in zones near schools
  • New traffic regulations: traffic circulation and parking
Accessibilities
  • Create the tactile pavements
  • Create wheelchair ramps
  • Lowering of pavements
  • Enlargement of pavements
  • Elaboration of sound devices in traffic lights
  • Removal of architectonic barriers
  • Launch of accessibility plans
Freight distribution
  • New regulations for freight distribution
  • Create new platforms for freight transfer
Mobility management
  • Adoption of school travel plans
  • Development of travel plans / mobility plans in consultation with local stakeholders
  • Permanent access restriction to city centres