Contact & Activities

Participating city

21.000 inhabitants

Local contact

Settore Urbanistica, Edilizia privata e SUAP
Giovanni Antonio Mameli
Via Scipione 1 - 09028 - Sestu (CA)
++39 0702360256

Participation 2012

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
Actions relative to the theme:
For this initiative we adopted the smartphone application Green Steps that can anonymously track the paths of commuters that activate it during their journeys. The algorithms developed as part of the TETRis national project are able to extract precise information and data associated with these three categories of results:
1) patterns of pure commuting;
2) the impact of CO2, which is cumulative for all paths;
3) the possible energy savings.
The basic territorial unit we used in our case study is that of the census zone, as defined by ISTAT (National Institute for Statistics), that for the case of the Municipality of Sestu are 42. The data are then aggregated on a census area basis and displayed on maps with colors for each of these areas (red or green according to an increasing or decreasing of the CO2 production/energy consumption respectively). All the maps will be shown on the Greens' web site:
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:
Piazza Salvo D'Acquisto, that is the main square 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)
  • 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
  • New traffic regulations: traffic circulation and parking
  • Removal of architectonic barriers
New forms of vehicle use and ownership
  • Responsible car-use (eco-driving etc)
  • Use of clean vehicles
Mobility management
  • Create/establish mobility centers and on-line information services (eg travel planner)
  • Launch of awareness-raising campaigns
  • Elaboration of educational materials
  • Organisation of regular fora or surveys on public opinions and ideas