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 2014

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
Actions relative to the theme:
De forma a organizar uma semana de atividades dirigidas para todas as faixas etárias foram definidas as seguintes ações relacionadas com o tema definido para o ano de 2014 - "As Nossas Ruas, a nossas escolha:”
Luta de Almofadas, com o objetivo de divulgar a importância das nossas escolhas em termos de meios de transporte no que respeita ao ambiente e à saúde individual e saúde pública.
Campanha Eco Condução - Informação e Sensibilização – sensibilizar a população em geral e em particular os funcionários do Município para os efeitos das atitudes na condução.
Passeio de Bicicleta Noturno com o objetivo de chamar a atenção dos cidadãos para a necessidade de adoção de comportamentos ambientalmente sustentáveis nas suas deslocações, 19 de setembro.
Para a comemoração do Dia Europeu Sem Carros, com o encerramento das Avenida Beira Mar, Rua da Bélgica, Rua do Calisto e Rua Jorge Dias - Canidelo, dia 21 de setembro das 10h00 às 18h00 com animação de rua e distribuição de brindes na realização de jogos de carácter ambiental e experimentação de veículos elétricos.
Realização de Ações sobre Segurança Rodoviária em Escolas do 3º ciclo e secundárias numa parceria com a GNR com o objetivo de promover a segurança rodoviária.
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:
Trata-se de uma área muito movimentada do concelho utilizada para a prática de desporto nesta época do ano devido à sua proximidade com o mar.
Em termos de ocupação tem um hotel (Casa Branca), diversos estabelecimentos comerciais e de restauração e bebidas.
No que respeita a infraestruturas está dotada de uma ciclovia e passeio pedonal é servida por transportes públicos
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
  • 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
  • Reduction of outside parking zones
  • Create park and ride stations
  • 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
  • Development of travel plans / mobility plans in consultation with local stakeholders
  • 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
  • Development of systems and equipment for measuring air quality in public places
  • Organisation of regular fora or surveys on public opinions and ideas