Participants

Contact & Activities

Participating city

Almada
174.030 inhabitants

Local contact

Divisão de Educação e Sensibilização Ambiental; Departamento de
Deolinda Ataíde
Rua Bernardo Francisco da Costa, 40
2800-029 Almada
++351 212 722 518

Participation 2009

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
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:
One of the main pillars of the strategy of implemmenting EMW and CFD in Almada is the effort to reach local communities by moving the event annually to a new borough.
In 2004, Almada started a policy of itineration of the campaign through different Boroughs, as a way to expand the spirit of the initiative, and contribute to a better mobility in different areas of the municipality.
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)
Public transport services
  • Improvement and extension of the public transport services (express services, increase frequency etc)
  • Use of ecological vehicles for public transport fleets
  • Development of new technologies to improve public transport
Traffic calming and access control scheme
  • Speed reduction programmes in zones near schools
New forms of vehicle use and ownership
  • Responsible car-use (eco-driving etc)
  • Use of clean vehicles
Mobility management
  • Adoption of workplace travel plans
  • Adoption of school travel plans
  • Elaboration of educational materials
  • Create systems for buses and walking trains
  • Development of systems and equipment for measuring air quality in public places