Contact & Activities

Participating city

42.000 inhabitants

Local contact

Concejalía de Desarrollo Económico. Área de Industria y Medio Am
Ayuntamiento de Alcantarilla
Plaza Escultor Anastasio Martínez Varcárcel. Alcantarilla. Murcia. 30820 España.
++34 968893401

Participation 2020

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
16 September
All activities will take place from September 16 to 22:

- Children's drawing contest "My city without cars" (send a photo with the drawing to social networks or email), related to sustainable mobility (bicycle, bus, skates, walking ...). Aimed at children, age categories 3-6 years, 7-10 year
- Contest "Alcantarilla Sustainable": Raffle of products / services to the residents of the municipality who participate in the social networks of the Department / City Council. For example, uploading a photograph to social networks where a bicycle appears / making a purchase in a store where it is indicated that they have been walking or cycling to the store / use public transport / skating, etc., and tagging other users of social networks encouraging to participate in the activity.
- Alcantarilla Municipal Bicycle Office logo design contest
- Radio advertising campaign where the SEM is made known, the actions that are going to be carried out, and the businesses that will participate are mentioned.
- Dissemination of the work carried out in the first stage of SUMP, beginning of the LIFE CITY AdaP3 project, MOVES.
- On-line survey: In order to carry out the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) of Alcantarilla, we are conducting an online survey to be carried out among the inhabitants of the municipality.
20 September
The city, no car! Event, cutting traffic in some streets of the municipality favoring the pedestrian or recreational use of the freed space.
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.
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)
  • Create or enlarge pedestrian streets
  • Improvement of infrastructure (new foot bridges, pavements, road crossings, zebra crossings etc)
  • Extension or creation of new greenways
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)
  • Improvement and extension of the public transport services (express services, increase frequency etc)
  • The development of accessible transport services for all
Traffic calming and access control scheme
  • Speed reduction programmes in zones near schools
  • Reduction of outside parking zones
  • Create park and ride stations
  • Introduction or expansion of Urban Vehicle Access Regulation Scheme
  • Create wheelchair ramps
  • Lowering of pavements
  • Launch of accessibility plans
New forms of vehicle use and ownership
  • Charging points for electric vehicles
Mobility management
  • Adoption of workplace travel plans
  • Adoption of school travel plans
  • Elaboration of educational materials
  • Development of travel plans / mobility plans in consultation with local stakeholders
  • Permanent access restriction to city centres
  • Launch of seamless transport modes to facilitate access to business areas or other social areas
  • Create systems for buses and walking trains
  • Development of systems and equipment for measuring air quality in public places
Participation in related EU initiatives:
  • The Covenant of Mayors (as signatory)