Contact & Activities

Participating city

15.063 inhabitants

Local contact

Planeamento e Desenvolvimento Económico
Margarida Menezes
Largo Duque de Ávila e Bolama
9900-141 Horta
++351 292 202 000

Participation 2015

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
Actions relative to the theme:
Flashmob, palestra sobre prevenção rodoviária e segurança, Horta susnset training (circuito de exercício físico), ciclo paper, test drive de automóveis híbridos, condicionamento de trânsito, circuito de btt, paddy paper, momento cultural, campanha de sensibilização sobre a multimodalidade, intervenção para melhoria da circulação de peões.
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:
Do Largo Duque d´Ávila e Bolama ao Largo do Infante (passando pela Rua Walter Bensaúde)
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:
  • Improvement of infrastructure (new foot bridges, pavements, road crossings, zebra crossings etc)
Public transport services
  • Improvement and extension of the public transport services (express services, increase frequency etc)
  • The development of accessible transport services for all
Traffic calming and access control scheme
  • Speed reduction programmes in zones near schools
  • Elaboration of new residential areas
  • Lowering of pavements
  • Enlargement of pavements
  • Removal of architectonic barriers
New forms of vehicle use and ownership
  • Responsible car-use (eco-driving etc)
  • Other: Criação de parque de estacionamento para veículos
Mobility management
  • Launch of awareness-raising campaigns