Participating towns and cities

Contact & Activities

Participating city

Ourense
105.893 inhabitants

Local contact

Urbanismo
Dario López Fernandez
García Mosquera, 19. Ourense
++34 988388180

Participation 2009

The participant is committed to:

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)
  • Extension or creation of new greenways
Public transport services
  • Improvement and extension of the public transport services (express services, increase frequency etc)
  • Use of ecological vehicles for public transport fleets
Traffic calming and access control scheme
  • New traffic regulations: traffic circulation and parking
Accessibilities
  • Lowering of pavements
  • Enlargement of pavements
  • Removal of architectonic barriers
New forms of vehicle use and ownership
  • Responsible car-use (eco-driving etc)
Mobility management
  • Launch of awareness-raising campaigns
  • Elaboration of educational materials
  • Development of systems and equipment for measuring air quality in public places