Participants

Contact & Activities

Participating city

Maia
135.306 inhabitants

Local contact

DIVISÃO DE ENERGIA E MOBILIDADE
ADELINA RODRIGUES
Praça do Doutor José Vieira de Carvalho
++351 938707077

Participation 2020

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
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
  • Improvement of infrastructure (new foot bridges, pavements, road crossings, zebra crossings etc)
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)
Traffic calming and access control scheme
  • Speed reduction programmes in zones near schools
  • New traffic regulations: traffic circulation and parking
New forms of vehicle use and ownership
  • Responsible car-use (eco-driving etc)
Mobility management
  • Adoption of workplace travel plans
  • 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
  • Permanent access restriction to city centres
  • Launch of seamless transport modes to facilitate access to business areas or other social areas
  • Development of systems and equipment for measuring air quality in public places
  • Organisation of regular fora or surveys on public opinions and ideas
Participation in related EU initiatives:
  • The Covenant of Mayors (as signatory)
  • The CIVITAS Initiative (as signatory)
  • JRC Project on Social Biking