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 2013

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
Actions relative to the theme:
Public transports: Distribution of “Mobility Packages” to new residents in the county, Installation of TRANSPORLIS kiosk, "Trips for Trash" action.
Bicycle use: Implementation of Bici Parks, Campaign “a 22 vamos os 2”, Ring-Ring Operation, 2nd bicycle ride across the Tagus, Bicycle mini-fair.
Walking: Sports activities and traditional games, Accessibility School, Photographic Marathon “Almada Photo Move”.
Live streets: Street Market, Vinyl Fair, Tour of Flavors, Cook sessions, Street animations, Musical shows, Bike In film festival.
Green routes: Inauguration of cyclable itinerary between Cacilhas and Parque da Paz, Free shuttle to the car free area.
Responsible car use: Project ECO TST, Campaign i2d, Information session “The bicycle and the new Driving Regulations”.
Mobility management: 3rd Meeting on Urban Logistics, Seminar on Importance of Accessibility, Technical session on management of urban public transports.
Health: Campaign for Monitoring Air Quality, Fitness and Power Fit open classes, Free medical checkups.
Others: 10th Environment Almada Regatta, Nautical initiation, Free visits to D. Fernando e Glória Frigate.
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 Almada Borough, centred in the pedestrianized area implemented around the city centre, which involves a population of nearly 2500 residents and several dozens of commercial shops and establishments. On the 22nd of September, an additional 100 m long section of the Rua Francisco Xavier de Noronha will be closed to traffic from 7h00 to 19h00, with the exception of public transports and electrical or hybrid vehicles.
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)
  • Other: Implementation of 4 Bici Parks
  • Improvement of infrastructure (new foot bridges, pavements, road crossings, zebra crossings etc)
  • Other: Requalification of public areas at Costa da Caparica
Public transport services
  • Development of new technologies to improve public transport
  • Launch of integrated services for the various public transport modes
  • Other: Campaign
Traffic calming and access control scheme
  • Speed reduction programmes in zones near schools
  • Other: Implementation of traffic calming measures at Costa da Caparica
  • Enlargement of pavements
  • Removal of architectonic barriers
  • Other: Requalification of public areas at Costa da Caparica
New forms of vehicle use and ownership
  • Responsible car-use (eco-driving etc)
  • Other: Project ECO TST
Mobility management
  • Create/establish mobility centers and on-line information services (eg travel planner)
  • Launch of awareness-raising campaigns
  • Elaboration of educational materials
  • Other: Installation of TRANSPORLIS kiosk