Participating towns and cities

Contact & Activities

Participating city

Ferrara
133.155 inhabitants

Local contact

Comune di Ferrara
Centro IDEA
Via XX Settembre 152
++39 0532 742624 - 0532 740692

Participation 2013

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
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:
Due to the coincidence of EMW13 with the Balloon Festival initiative, the restricted area to cars will be implemented in the northern part of the city for the day 15th of September 2013.
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: Implementation of Zone30 pilot area
Public transport services
  • Improvement and extension of the public transport services (express services, increase frequency etc)
  • Use of ecological vehicles for public transport fleets
  • Development of new technologies to improve public transport
  • Launch of integrated services for the various public transport modes
Traffic calming and access control scheme
  • New traffic regulations: traffic circulation and parking
Mobility management
  • Adoption of workplace travel plans
  • Adoption of school travel plans
  • Create/establish mobility centers and on-line information services (eg travel planner)
  • Organisation of regular fora or surveys on public opinions and ideas