Contact & Activities

Participating city

2.750.000 inhabitants

Local contact

Dirección Metropolitana de Modos de Transporte Sostenibles
Fernando de la Torre
García Moreno N2-57, entre Sucre y Bolívar / Quito - Ecuador
++593 989325489

Participation 2009

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
Actions relative to the theme:
The local authorities of Quito are organising activities for their citizens in order to make a change towards more sustainable transport modes and to raise awareness about the critical effects of climate change such as:
"PeatónMan in the Concrete Jungle", children´s painting contest,
"Peatografia" Amateur photo competition about conflicts with pedestrians,
Institutional mobility plan: Promotion of use of bicycles for commuter traffic,
"Challenge of the 7 crossroads", cycle race in the Historical Centre,
Carpooling oriented at university students.
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)
Public transport services
  • Improvement and extension of the public transport services (express services, increase frequency etc)
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
  • Development of travel plans / mobility plans in consultation with local stakeholders
  • Organisation of regular fora or surveys on public opinions and ideas