Participants

Contact & Activities

Participating city

Vittorio Veneto
29.184 inhabitants

Local contact

Environment
Antonella Caldart
Piazza del Popolo, 14
31029 Vittorio Veneto
++39 0438-569510

Participation 2007

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
Actions relative to the theme:
-Forum on environmental sustainability with National Association of Bioecological Architecture
-Central town restricted to cars, with special activities for children (Ludobus,solar energy games,music, painting), the young (special bike-routes, music) and adults(walking on the sorrounding hills and music)
-city show on public environmental projects(activities of "Environment in progress",solar panels on public buildings,incentives for improvement on buildings to reduce pollution,new bike-paths in town,a new public electric car,public bike-sharing,Pedibus for the schools,etc)
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:
Area close to the city hall necessary to connect existing walking areas previously interrupted by a street. Now, thanks to this action and to the enlargement of a nearby walking path , the town is walkable from north to south
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)
Pedestrianisation
  • Create or enlarge pedestrian streets
  • Improvement of infrastructure (new foot bridges, pavements, road crossings, zebra crossings etc)
  • Extension or creation of new greenways
Traffic calming and access control scheme
  • Speed reduction programmes in zones near schools
  • Reduction of outside parking zones
  • New traffic regulations: traffic circulation and parking
  • Elaboration of new residential areas
Accessibilities
  • Create wheelchair ramps
  • Lowering of pavements
  • Enlargement of pavements
  • Removal of architectonic barriers
  • Launch of accessibility plans
New forms of vehicle use and ownership
  • Responsible car-use (eco-driving etc)
  • Use of clean vehicles
Mobility management
  • Adoption of school travel plans
  • Launch of awareness-raising campaigns
  • Elaboration of educational materials
  • Create systems for buses and walking trains
  • Development of systems and equipment for measuring air quality in public places
  • Organisation of regular fora or surveys on public opinions and ideas