Contact & Activities

Participating city

174.030 inhabitants

Local contact

Divisão de Educação e Sensibilização Ambiental; Departamento de
Deolinda Ataíde
Rua Bernardo Francisco da Costa, 40
2800-029 Almada
++351 212 722 518

Participation 2011

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
Actions relative to the theme:
Free trips on Flexibus ;
"Trips for Trash" action;
Free transportation of bicycles on the train;
Exhibition "Pedalling throughout the bicycle world";
Publication of the book "My book of bicycles";
Photo raid "Alternative Mobility";
Exhibition of electric vehicles
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:
Following the policy of annual itinerancy of this initiative adopted by Almada City Council, this year the Car Free Day campaign will take place in Pragal Borough. On the 22nd of September, the Rua do Forte, Rua Conde D. Henrique, Rua Infanta D. Isabel and Rua Martins Afonso de Sousa, will be closed to traffic from 7h00 to 19h00, with the exception of public transports and electrical or hybrid vehicles. The closed area corresponds to an extension of 400 m, with a population of about 547 residents.
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)
  • Other: Publication of the book
  • Improvement of infrastructure (new foot bridges, pavements, road crossings, zebra crossings etc)
  • Other: Creation of project of pedestrian passageway between Pragal and Parque da Paz
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)
  • Use of ecological vehicles for public transport fleets
  • Other: Launching of the campaign “2+2”, allowing users to carry their bikes for free on public transports on the 22nd of each month
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
  • Other: Requalification of streets and public areas in Pragal Borough
  • Create wheelchair ramps
  • Lowering of pavements
  • Enlargement of pavements
  • Removal of architectonic barriers
  • Other: Presentation of the Municipal Plan for the Promotion of Acessibility in Almada County
Mobility management
  • 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
  • Other: Installation of 24 new charging stations of the MOBI-E network