Contact & Activities

Participating city

120.492 inhabitants

Local contact

Departamento de Planeamento Urbanístico e Ambiente
Hugo Lomba
Largo do Município
4750 Barcelos
++351 253809600

Participation 2012

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
Actions relative to the theme:
Caminhada pelo centro da cidade, inserida nos "Caminhos de Santiago"
Exposição sobre "Caminhos de Santiago"
Mostra de acessibilidades.
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:
Avenida da Liberdade (Zona comercial com aproximadamente 500 m, cerca de 100 lojas comerciais e 200 habitantes.)
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:
  • 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)
  • Other: Novos abrigos de passageiros e novas paragens para TP
Traffic calming and access control scheme
  • Speed reduction programmes in zones near schools
  • Other: Bandas sonoras
  • Create the tactile pavements
  • Create wheelchair ramps
  • Lowering of pavements
  • Removal of architectonic barriers
  • Launch of accessibility plans
  • Other: Elaboração de Plano de Acção para eliminação de barreiras arquitectónicas (projeto RAMPA)
Mobility management
  • Other: Elaboração de Estudo Integrado de Mobilidade, no âmbito do Projeto da Associação de Municípios de Fins Específicos do Quadrilátero.