Participants

Contact & Activities

Participating city

Funchal
111.892 inhabitants

Local contact

Câmara Municipal do Funchal
Lívia Silva
Praça do Município
9000-512 Funchal
++351 291 21 10 53

Participation 2018

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
16 September
Exhibition of less pollutant vehicles, comprised of 100% electric vehicles, hybrid and bicycles;
Mobi Open Day, in which an avenue was shut down to accomodate a vast array of activities (cycling, running, skating, basketball, inclusive games, swordplay, zumba, outdoor gym, urban climbing);
Judo and taekwondo.
17 September
Activities with children;
Implementation of kiss and ride (permanent measure);
Artistic fencing;
Zumba class.
18 September
Activation of the real time traffic monitoring system;
Pedestrian campaigns;
Lecture at driving school to foster sustainable mobility
19 September
Implementation of smart cross in a crosswalk (permanent measure);
Zumba class for children;
Environment action geared at children;
Outdoor gym.
20 September
Conference focused on territorial planning, smart city, electric mobility and the solutions to be implemented in Funchal;
Outdoor gym.
21 September
Presentation of Project to improve accessibilities in the western part of Funchal;
Pedestrian campaigns;
Awareness campaigns focused on road safety;
Orienteering campaigns focused on public transport.
22 September
Window display contest geared at traders;
Zumba class geared at elderly people;
Cycling activity.
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 main avenue on downtown was shut down to traffic during the whole morning.
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:
Pedestrianisation
  • Create or enlarge pedestrian streets
  • Improvement of infrastructure (new foot bridges, pavements, road crossings, zebra crossings etc)
Traffic calming and access control scheme
  • Speed reduction programmes in zones near schools
Accessibilities
  • Lowering of pavements
  • Enlargement of pavements
  • Removal of architectonic barriers
New forms of vehicle use and ownership
  • Responsible car-use (eco-driving etc)
Mobility management
  • Launch of awareness-raising campaigns
  • Elaboration of educational materials
  • Development of systems and equipment for measuring air quality in public places
Participation in related EU initiatives:
  • The Covenant of Mayors (as signatory)
  • The CIVITAS Initiative (as signatory)