Participating towns and cities

Contact & Activities

Participating city

Colmenar Viejo
43.700 inhabitants

Local contact

Concejalía de Seguridad Ciudadana y Sostenibilidad
Jesús Fernandez Fuillerat
Plaza del Pueblo, 1
28770 - Colmenar Viejo (Madrid)
España - Spain
++34 627500505

Participation 2008

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 facilities (parking, locks etc)
  • 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
  • Other: Installation of some car parks for disabled people
Freight distribution
  • Other: Installation of loading and unloading areas
Mobility management
  • Launch of awareness-raising campaigns