Contact & Activities

Participating city

17.604 inhabitants

Local contact

Setor educação
Henriqueta Oliveira
Rua de Joao Santos 3200-953
++351 239 990 370

Participation 2017

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
Actions relative to the theme:
Organizing a week of activities at public and private schools, according to the main theme "sustainable mobility". From the 20th to the 24th september it will be held the following activities:

Awareness-raising actions at public schools - "Doctor Bike" - Students will take their bycicles to school and with the help of a Mechanic, they will have the chance to inflate or repair bike tires. This action intends to promote soft mobility transport means;

Violeta Stop - Lousã's traffic mascot - will take a lift in the public transport (URBLOUSÃ) and will be at the bus stop waiting for the school bus like other kids. She will take a ride to School nr1;

Launching ceremony of the national contest "Bike to school day" - Every last friday of the month, highschool students will be invited to enroll a team (3 to 6 members) and ride to school by bike, take a selfie and send it by e-mail. The team more regular will win summer vouchers. The winner team will be announced my mid-june;

GNR (municipal police) will be invited to patrol the school areas by horse;
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:
Carrying out a car-free day event by closing the roads around Praceta Sá Carneiro. The activities held on this day will be:

Free cycling class for grandparents and grandsons;

Exhibition: "Bring your grandparent's bike - An exhibition of old bycicles to prove how was mobility in the past;

Promoting test-drives through an electric vehicle brand;

Launching ceremony of the municipal mobility project "domingando em bicicleta" (Sunday morning bike ride). One Sunday per month, the city hall (through social networks) will release a map with a bike track. People can enroll themselves or an informal team, just for fun and leisure. Promoting health, sustainable mobility and leisure moments;

Contest: "Gincana pai e filho". It is a competition with obstacles by bike, between father/mother and son/daughter.
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)
  • 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)
  • The development of accessible transport services for all
  • Launch of accessibility plans
New forms of vehicle use and ownership
  • Launch of online car-pooling and car-sharing schemes
Mobility management
  • Adoption of school travel plans
  • Elaboration of educational materials
  • Provision of incentives and bonuses to employers