Participants

Contact & Activities

Participating city

Braga
181.474 inhabitants

Local contact

Urban Planning, Transit and Mobility
Miguel Bandeira
Praça Municipal, 4704-514 Braga
++351 253 203 150

Participation 2015

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
Actions relative to the theme:
Challenge to the population to use a bicycle as a mean of transportation throughout the week;
Challenges to schools to promote environment friendly means of transportation and car sharing to parents, students and workers;
No car shopping day;
Intermodal journey using bike, bus and funicular;
Demonstration of electric vehicles.
Other activities:
Mobility Store Opening (TUB - local public transport services) and RD & I certificate ceremony of the same public transport company;
Classes in schools of use of public transports;
Bicycle driving lessons;
Bicycle repair lessons;
Free Walking Tour (guided tourist route);
Green route bike riding;
“Road Education School” open to the public;
Discussion: " Strategy for Sustainable Mobility 2020 ";
Sport activities;
Public transport travel in exchange for recyclable waste;
Urban blindfolded route for awareness of the difficulties of blind and partially sighted people;
Baroque route for reduced motor mobility people.
Permanent Measures:
Implementation of parking lots for bicycles;
Implementation of a cycling route: Universidade do Minho - Historical Center, by authorizing bicycle circulation on the same route with Collective Transport vehicles in the streets R. Nova Santa Cruz, R. D. Pedro V and R. S. Victor;
Mobility Store Opening;
Programme implementation "Via Azul" - priority police surveillance zones to prevent abusive car parking;
Intervention in one location to improve transit conditions.
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:
The "Car-Free Day" will be on the 18th (evening and night), 19th (afternoon, evening and night) and 20th (all day and all night) on Rua Dom Gonçalo Pereira and part of Praça do Município (transit continuously closed from the 19th at 14h until 7h30am of the 21st).
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)
Public transport services
  • Other: New Mobility shop (Transportes Urbanos de Braga)
Accessibilities
  • Launch of accessibility plans
Mobility management
  • Development of travel plans / mobility plans in consultation with local stakeholders
More details on permanent measures:

Implementation of parking lots for bicycles; Implementation of a cycling route: Universidade do Minho - Historical Center, by authorizing bicycle circulation on the same route with Collective Transport vehicles in the streets R. Nova Santa Cruz, R. D. Pedro V and R. S. Victor; Mobility Store Opening; Programme implementation "Via Azul" - priority police surveillance zones to prevent abusive car parking; Intervention in one location to improve transit conditions.