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 2012

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
Actions relative to the theme:
Dia 15 - II Caminhada Solidária “Caminhar Por Uma Causa”

Ciclo de debates

Dia 17 - Instituto Superior de Línguas e Administração de Vila Nova de Gaia
"Segurança Rodoviária e seus Impactos na Sociedade"

Dia 20 - Escola Superior de Tecnologias da Saúde do Porto

"Impacto das Energias Convencionais na Saúde Pública"

Dia 21 - Escola Superior de Educação - Instituto Piaget

"Políticas de Sustentabilidade Ambiental nas Organizações Educativas"

Dia 25 - Instituto Superior Politécnico de Gaia

"Energias Sustentáveis para Todos"

Dia 19 - Passeio de Bicicleta Noturno 4ª. Edição

Dia 17 a 25 - Escolas do Município

"Atividades de Sensibilização Ambiental"

"Pedipaper - Avançando na Direção Certa”

Dia 22 - Dia Europeu Sem Carros - Encerramento ao trânsito:
Avenida da Liberdade S. Félix da Marinha
Atividades ao Ar Livre
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:
A Avenida da Liberdade – S. Félix da Marinha área integrada na Orla Marítima caracteriza-se por uma forte componente de lazer, com elevado índice de procura no período de fim de semana para a realização de atividade física ao ar livre (caminhadas, passeios de bicicleta entre outros). Assim, a escolha deste local tem por objetivo sensibilizar a população para a necessidade de alargar a escolha de transportes alternativos para o seu quotidiano.
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)
  • Develop public bicycle hiring and sharing systems
  • 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)
  • Use of ecological vehicles for public transport fleets
  • Development of new technologies to improve public transport
  • The development of accessible transport services for all
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 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
  • Create useful tool for people with reduced mobility
New forms of vehicle use and ownership
  • Responsible car-use (eco-driving etc)
  • Use of clean vehicles
Freight distribution
  • New regulations for freight distribution
  • Use of clean vehicles
  • Create new platforms for freight transfer
Mobility management
  • Adoption of workplace travel plans
  • Adoption of school travel plans
  • Launch of awareness-raising campaigns
  • Elaboration of educational materials
  • Permanent access restriction to city centres
  • Launch of seamless transport modes to facilitate access to business areas or other social areas
  • Create systems for buses and walking trains
  • Organisation of regular fora or surveys on public opinions and ideas