Contact & Activities

Participating city

158.124 inhabitants

Local contact

Serviços Urbanos e Ambiente - Divisão de Mobilidade e Transporte
Gabinete de Mobilidade
Largo Cónego José Maria Gomes
++351 253 421 200

Participation 2015

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
Actions relative to the theme:
1 set of conferences with special guests/specialists from Bristol (England) and Pontevedra (Galicia/Spain) regarding the main theme; culture and sport events, cycling meetings, electric vehicles exhibition, photo and film contest, “bus theatre” presentation, urban parties, cycling by night event, etc.
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:
We would like to do it on 20 September. He seems less problematic, because 22 is the first day of return to school, and this weekend (Sunday 20) will have a major solidarity event. The main city square (and garden surrounding areas) will be closed to traffic - except for some public and clean kinds of transports. Free public transport and parking all day (main city line).
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
  • Other: Workshops and activities regardingt the smart use of bycicles
  • Other: encouraging walking as smart and healthy means of transport
Public transport services
  • The development of accessible transport services for all
Traffic calming and access control scheme
  • Speed reduction programmes in zones near schools
  • Removal of architectonic barriers
  • Launch of accessibility plans
New forms of vehicle use and ownership
  • Use of clean vehicles
Mobility management
  • Adoption of school travel plans
  • Launch of awareness-raising campaigns
  • Development of travel plans / mobility plans in consultation with local stakeholders
More details on permanent measures:

Recently, we present Guimarães candidacy to European Green Capital - We hope that this application will improve the outlook and actions for a better city and territory