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 2015

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
Actions relative to the theme:
Dias 16 a 22 Condução Sustentável - Informação e Sensibilização (campanha on-line)
Dias 17 a 22 Ação Sensibilização Mobilidade e Segurança Rodoviária_Escolas do Município
Dia 18 Passeio de Bicicleta Noturno 7ª. Edição
Dia 19 Pedipaper “À Descoberta da Cidade”
Dia 21 Seminário Mobilidade Sustentável Um Imperativo Atual
Dias 14 a 24 Eco Kiosko Jr.
GaiaShopping piso 0 (junto à loja O Boticário)
Dia 22 Dia Europeu Sem Carros
Encerramento ao trânsito: Rua Marquês Sá da Bandeira, Largo do Aviadores e Rua Teixeira Lopes
Atividades ao ar livre
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
  • 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)
  • 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
  • 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
Mobility management
  • Adoption of school travel plans
  • Create/establish mobility centers and on-line information services (eg travel planner)
  • 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
  • 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