Participants

Contact & Activities

Participating city

Angra do Heroísmo
36.000 inhabitants

Local contact

Gabinete de Desporto e Tempos Livres
Gustavo Couto
Cerrado do Bailão
9700 Angra do Heroísmo
++351 295401708

Participation 2014

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
Actions relative to the theme:
Encerramento do centro histórico de Angra do Heroísmo com actividades para os munícipes que vão incluir o aluguer de bicicletas, alargamento de esplanadas para a via pública, insufláveis e animação de rua.
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:
Centro Histórico de Angra do Heroísmo
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
  • Develop public bicycle hiring and sharing systems
Pedestrianisation
  • Create or enlarge pedestrian streets
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)
  • Launch of integrated services for the various public transport modes
Traffic calming and access control scheme
  • Create park and ride stations
  • New traffic regulations: traffic circulation and parking
Accessibilities
  • Create the tactile pavements
  • Create wheelchair ramps
  • Lowering of pavements
  • Enlargement of pavements
  • Removal of architectonic barriers
Mobility management
  • Launch of awareness-raising campaigns
  • Elaboration of educational materials
  • Development of travel plans / mobility plans in consultation with local stakeholders
  • Provision of incentives and bonuses to employers
  • Development of systems and equipment for measuring air quality in public places