Participants

Contact & Activities

Participating city

Viana do Castelo
39.000 inhabitants

Local contact

Departamento de Obras e Serviços Municipais
Manuel Soares da Costa
Passeio das Mordomas da Romaria
4904-877 Viana do Castelo
++351 258 809377

Participation 2009

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
Actions relative to the theme:
1.Workshop “Air quality assess and monitor noise levels” at the Environment Interpretation Center for the children of the city schools to assess the quality of the air and the noise levels.
2.Evening talks about public transports and healthy sustainable mobility in a healthy city as the example of Viana do Castelo Healthy City at the Environment Interpretation Center.
3.Free travelling in the electrical buses around the Viana do Castelo´s historic centre.
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
Public transport services
  • Use of ecological vehicles for public transport fleets
  • The development of accessible transport services for all
Accessibilities
  • Create wheelchair ramps
  • Lowering of pavements
  • Elaboration of sound devices in traffic lights
  • Removal of architectonic barriers
  • Create useful tool for people with reduced mobility
New forms of vehicle use and ownership
  • Use of clean vehicles
Freight distribution
  • Use of clean vehicles
Mobility management
  • Create systems for buses and walking trains
  • Development of systems and equipment for measuring air quality in public places