Participants

Contact & Activities

Participating city

Castelo Branco
35.000 inhabitants

Local contact

Divisão de Gestão Patrimonial e Instalações Municipais
Maria Otília Caetano
Praça do Município
++351 272330330

Participation 2020

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
22 September
Encerramento da zona histórica com utilização exclusiva a residentes.
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.
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)
Pedestrianisation
  • Create or enlarge pedestrian streets
  • Improvement of infrastructure (new foot bridges, pavements, road crossings, zebra crossings etc)
Public transport services
  • Development of new technologies to improve public transport
Traffic calming and access control scheme
  • Speed reduction programmes in zones near schools
  • New traffic regulations: traffic circulation and parking
  • 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
  • Create useful tool for people with reduced mobility
New forms of vehicle use and ownership
  • Charging points for electric vehicles
Mobility management
  • Permanent access restriction to city centres
  • Development of systems and equipment for measuring air quality in public places