Participating towns and cities

EcuadorQuito, Ecuador

2.750.000 inhabitants
Dirección Metropolitana de Modos de Transporte Sostenibles
Fernando de la Torre
García Moreno N2-57, entre Sucre y Bolívar / Quito - Ecuador
(++593) 989325489
Quito already registered 11x for EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK in: 2019 2018 2014 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005

Participation 2012

Activities within the week Activities within the week

Quito organises activities during EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK 2012, taking into account the annual theme.

All week
Ride to work day on bike buses
Sep/19, Sep/20 and Sep/21
The idea was to encourage people to ride to their daily activities, in a ‘safer environment’ with groups of people accompanied by more experienced riders. The bike buses were organized to depart from mostly residential areas within the city to the main activity centres leaving at three different times in the morning and returning also at different times in the afternoon.

Quito’s bicycle fair
Sep/21– Sep/23
Representatives of bikeshops, designers, local NGOs and the Municipality participated on this big event encouraging people to ride.

Bicycle gathering on every Local Authority
Competition between the local authorities on which can gather the greatest amount of riders, there were prizes for the winers.

Public lecture: Public participation on the design, building and care of public space: Pedestrian walkways in Quito’
Sep/19 – Sep/20.
With the involvement of the Municipality, NGOs and citizens, the lecture included a workshop where people could discuss ideas to promote more sustainable ways of transport.

Permanent measures Permanent measures

Quito implements one or more new permanent measure(s), which contribute(s) to modal transfer from private car to environmentally sound means of transport.

New or improved bicycle facilities
Improvement of bicycle network (creation of new lanes, extension, renovation, signposting etc)
Develop public bicycle hiring and sharing systems
Traffic calming and access control scheme
Speed reduction programmes in zones near schools
New traffic regulations: traffic circulation and parking
Mobility management
Adoption of workplace travel plans
Adoption of school travel plans
Launch of awareness-raising campaigns
With the experience had with 'bike buses' during the mobility week, the Municipality is planning to organize bike buses every friday to encourage people to ride to work, school, etc.

Car-free day Car-free day

Quito carries out a Car-Free Day 2012 and closes off one or more streets to traffic, and opens it to pedestrians, cyclists and public transport.

Zone opened to residents on Car-Free Day:
The main street in 5 local authorities were restricted to the private car, this is where the bicycle gathering events were held.